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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sunshine Business Plc., sister company of Sunshine Investment Group, and Hilton Worldwide today signed a management agreement for the upscale Hilton Hawassa Resort & Spa, which is expected to begin welcoming guests in 2020.
“With a strong legacy of hospitality in Ethiopia, Hilton Hawassa Resort & Spa will join Hilton Addis Abeba in offering world-renowned service, in this rapidly evolving part of the country,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president of development, Europe & Africa for Hilton Worldwide. “With a further 55 million dollars government funding committed to delivering an airport fro Hawassa by 2018, the future is bright for travellers to southern Ethiopia. We are delighted to be making this announcement here where we are also celebrating the milestone of 20,000 Hilton rooms open or under development across Africa,” he added.
Samuel Tafese, President of Sunshine Investment Group on the occasion expressed his delight to have finalized the agreement with Hilton Worldwide. He added Sunshine Business would exert efforts to make the lakeside town of Hawassa a major tourist destination.
42 million dollars will be spent on the Hilton Hawassa Resort & Spa, which rests on 30,000 sqm, with construction expected to begin later this year. Located on the banks of Lake Hawassa, the property will feature 169 guest rooms and villas, with an outdoor swimming pool and spa complex acting as its centerpiece.
In addition to four dining options, including a special restaurant and pool bar & grill; the property will feature extensive meetings and events space, with more than 1000 sqm of ballroom and pre-function area, as well as a further six meeting rooms.
Hilton Hawassa Resort & Spa will join a portfolio of more than 70 Hilton Worldwide properties either trading or under development in Africa.
በኢትዮጵያ ጥሎ ማለፍ የእግር ኳስ ጨዋታ ዛሬ 10 ሰአት ላይ መከላከያና ሀዋሳ ከተማ የፍጻሜ ጨዋታቸውን አድርገዋል።
በጨዋታውም መከላከያ 2 ለ 0 በሆነ ውጤት በማሸነፍ አሸናፊ መሆኑን አረጋግጧል።
መከላከያ በመጀመሪያው አጋማሽ ምንይሉህ ወንድሙ እንዲሁም በሁለተኛው ግማሽ ፍሬው ሰለሞን ባስቆጠሯቸው ሁለት ጎሎች ነው ማሸነፍ የቻለው።
በዚህም ክለቡ በሶስት አመት ውስጥ ለሁለተኛ ጊዜ የጥሎ ማለፍ ዋንጫ አሸናፊ ሲሆን፥ በአጠቃላይም ለ12ኛ ጊዜ የጥሎ ማለፉን ዋንጫ ማሸነፍ ችሏል።
ይህም የጥሎ ማለፉን ዋንጫ ብዙ ጊዜ በማሸነፍ ቀዳሚ ክለብ ያደርገዋል፤ ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ 11 ጊዜ በማሸነፍ ይከተላል።
መከላከያ የጨዋታው አሸናፊ በመሆኑ በአፍሪካ ኮንፌዴሬሽን ካፕ የኢትዮጵያ ተወካይ ሆኖ ይፎካከራል።
በመጭው መስከረም 23 ቀን ከአምናው የፕሪሚየር ሊግ አሸናፊ ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ጋር የአሸናፊዎች አሸናፊ ጨዋታውን ያደርጋል።
ጨዋታውን ኢንተርናሽናል አልቢትር ባምላክ ተሰማ በዋና ዳኛነት መርተውታል።
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(ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ) ሂልተን ሀዋሳ ሪዞርትና ስፓን ለመገንባት የሚያስችል ስምምነት ተፈረመ።
hawasa_hilton1.jpgስምምነቱን ሂልተን አለም አቀፍ እና ሰንሻይን ቢዝነስ ሃላፊነቱ የተወሰነ የግል ማህበር ናቸው ዛሬ የተፈራረሙት።
በሃዋሳ ሀይቅ ዳርጃ በ30 ሺህ ካሬ ሜትር ላይ የሚያርፈው ሂልተን ሃዋሳ ሪዞርትና ስፓ፥ ግንባታው በዚህ አመት ነው የሚጀመረው።
ለግንባታውም 42 ሚሊየን የአሜሪካ ዶላር በጀት እንደተያዘለት ነው የሂልተን አለም አቀፍ የአውሮፓና የአፍሪካ የልማት ከፍተኛ ምክትል ፕሬዚዳንት ፓትሪክ ሲትዝዲቦን የተናገሩት።
የሰንሻይን ቢዝነስ ሀላፊነት የተወሰነ የግል ማህበር ባለቤትና ፕሬዚዳንት አቶ ሳሙኤል ታፈሰ በበኩላቸው፥ መንግስት በክልሉ የሚያካሂዳቸው ከፍተኛ የመሰረተ ልማት ግንባታዎች ሰንሻይንን ጨምሮ ሌሎች ድርጅቶችን በተለያዩ የገበያ ዘርፎች እንዲሳተፍ ያግዛል ብለዋል።
ሂልተን ሃዋሳ ሪዞርትና ስፓ 169 ክፍሎች እና ቪላዎችን እንዲሁም 6 የስብሰባ አዳራሾችን የሚያካትት ሲሆን፥ እንደ አውሮፓውያን አቆጣጠር በ2020 እንግዶች የመቀበል ስራውን ይጀምራል።

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sidama, Southern Ethiopia
Ethiopia - Participant & IFor this work, I partnered with 2 Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs). The first was in the Southern Ethiopia region of Sidama, where I partnered with an NGO that focuses on teaching women literacy and numeracy. Although the Sidama region is rich in natural resources such as coffee, avocado, fruits and vegetables, poverty is rampant. The women that we worked with earn their living from the land. They sell their vegetables or coffee to support their families and earn an average of USD$10.00 / month. It appears that many are financially responsible for bringing up their children and I quickly identified the importance of financial literacy skills. Most of these women didn’t go to school as they needed to help their mothers while growing up and the expectation was that they would marry young, at about 14 years old. A majority of the workshop participants were 25 years old with 3 to 7 children.
The aim of this project was to offer Life Skills and Financial Literacy to inspire and empower them by providing practical tools that could be applied in their daily lives. All the workshops were translated into the local language, Sidama; a local facilitator was trained and over two weeks the women participated in workshops which included building confidence, financial literacy, 5 healthy habits and entrepreneurship skills. These women live in desperate situations, lacking opportunities but I felt incredibly inspired and amazed by their willingness to learn and their dedication to apply themselves to the activities and practise using the tools. They acknowledged that the programme could be the key to a brighter future. The impact of the workshops is best summed up by the women themselve:
“Even if we are very poor, you are motivating us to come out of poverty. I have learned that I need to save in the coffee season, so I have money in the rainy season. PurpleLily gives me financial knowledge and hope. I have learned a lot from PurpleLily. I’m confident and hopeful.”   Tayech, 25 years old, 3 children
“I have learned a lot this week. I’m a single mother with 4 children and I often feel discouraged, worried and sad. I feel the PurpleLily workshops have given me hope and knowledge. I especially appreciated learning how to do breathing activities to calm my mind and be positive.”   Zeriytu, 25 years old, 4 children.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

በተሰማራንበት የስራ ዘርፍ ዉጤታማ ሆነናልበሲዳማ ዞን ፌሮና አከባቢ ገበሬዎች ሁሌ-ገብ የህብረት ስራ ማህበር ሊቀመንበር  አቶ ደስታ መኩካ እንዳሉት ባለፉት ሁለት አስርት ዓመታት ከመንግስትና ባለድርሻ አካላት በሚደረግላቸዉ ድጋፍ የማህበራቸው ኢኮኖሚ በከፍተኛ ሁኔታ አድጓል፡፡
ማህበሩ በ1968 የተመሰረተው በ53 አባላትና 43ሺህ ብር ካፒታል እንደነበር አስታውቀው በአሁኑ ወቅትአራት ሺህ 735 አባላት፣ከ28 ሚሊዮን ብር የሚበልጥ ካፒታል ላይ መድረሱን ተናግረዋል፡፡[...]
ማህበሩ ከአባልና ሌሎችም ቡና ተረክቦ በተመጣጣኝ ዋጋ በመሸጥ አርሶ አደሩን ተጠቃሚ ለማድረግ ትኩረት መሰጠቱን በመጠቆም ባለፈዉ በጀት ዓመት ብቻ ለማዕከላዊ ገበያ ካቀረበዉ ደረቅና የታጠበ ቡና 12 ነጥብ ስድስት ሚሊዮን ብር የተጣራ ትርፍ  ማግኘቱን ተናግረዋል፡፡
[...]የሲዳማ ኤልቶ ገበሬዎች ህብረት ስራ ዩኒየን ስራ አስኪያጅ አቶ ሲሳይ ዮሀንስ ህብረት ስራ ማህበራት የአባሎቻቸውን ተጠቃሚነት ለማረጋገጥ ከመንግስት የሚደረግላቸዉ እገዛ ከፍተኛ አስተዋፅኦ ማበርከቱን ተናግረዋል፡፡
ዩኒየኑ በ1996 ዓ.ም በሰባት ማህበራትና 67 ሺህ መነሻ ካፒታል መመሰረቱን የተናገሩት ስራ አስኪያጁ አባል ማህበራት 89፣ካፒታላቸው ከ16 ሚሊዮን ብር በላይ መድረሱን ገልፀዋል፡፡
ዩኒየኑ የአከባቢዉን ስነ ምህዳር መሰረት ዘመናዊ የምርት ማሳደጊያ ግብዓት በማቅረብ ምርትና ምርታማነት የመጨመር ስራ ላይ ትኩረት መሰጠቱን ገልጸው የእንስሳት መኖ በማዘጋጀት ለአርሶ አደሩ በተመጣጣኝ ዋጋ በማቅረብ ላይ እንደሚገኝም አስታውቀዋል፡፡
የሲዳማ ቡና አብቃይ ገበሬዎች ህብረት ስራ ዩኒየን ቁጥጥር ኮሚቴ ሀላፊ አቶ ማሞ ለማ ፌሮና አከባቢ ህብረት ስራ ማህበር የአባሎቹንና የአከባቢዉን ህብረተሰብ ችግር ከማስወገድ ባሻገር ለሌሎች ማህበራት የቁሳቁስ፣ የገንዝብ፣ የእዉቀትና የክህሎት ድጋፍ በመስጠት ግንባር ቀደም ማህበር ነዉ ብለዋል፡፡ 
የፌደራል ህብረት ሰራ ኤጄንሲ ዋና ዳይሬክተር አቶ ኡሱማን ሱሩር እንዳሉት የህብረት ስራ ማህበር አባላትን ተጠቃሚነት ማረጋገጥ፣ግልጽነት በማስፈን ያስመዘገቡት ዉጤት ሌሎች አርአያ ሊሆን የሚችል በመሆኑ ትኩረት ይሰጠዋል፡፡
በተለይ የፌሮና አከባቢ ገበሬዎች ሁለገብ የህብረት ስራ ማህበር በሀገር ደረጃ የተቀመጠዉን የህብረት ስራ መርሆችን በመተግበር ያሳዩት መልካም አፈጻፀም  በሁሉም ክልል ለሚገኙ ህብረት ስራ ማህራት መሰረት የሚጥል ነዉ ብለዋል፡፡
በደርግ ወቅት የተቋቋሙ ህብረት ስራ ማህበራት ፈርሰው የት እንደገቡ እንደማይታወቅ ገልጸው አስቸጋሪው ወቅት አልፎ አሁን የተገኘው ከፍተኛ መሻሻል ሊበረታታ ይገባል ብለዋል፡፡
የጉብኝቱ ዓላማ ማህበሩ ባለፉት አምስት ዓመታት በክልልና ፌደራል ደረጃ ሞዴል ሆኖ የተመረጠ በመሆኑ የሁሉም ክልል አመራሮች በመጎብኘት ምርጥ ተሞክሮዎቹን እንደአከባቢያቸዉ ተጨባጭ ሁኔታ ቀምረው እንዲያስፋፉ ለማድረግ ነዉ ብለዋል ፡፡
ከጎብኝዎቹ መካከል የኦሮሚያ ክልል ህብረት ስራ ኤጀንሲ ምክትል ሀላፊ አቶ ሰለሞን ታደለ በህብረት ስራ ማህበር አባላት መካከል ሊኖር የሚገባዉን ትስስር፣ግልጽነት፣ዉጤታማነት፣የገበያ አማራጭ ላይ እዉቀት ማግኘታቸዉን ተናግረዋል፡፡
ሞዴል ማህበራት በየአከባቢዉ ለመፍጠር የፌሮና አከባቢ ህብረት ስራ ማህበራት ተሞክሮን ቀምሮ ማስፋፋት ብቸኛ አማራጭ መሆን አለበት ብለዋል፡፡
የአፋር ክልል ህብረት ስራ ማህበር ማደራጃና ማስፋፊያ  ፅህፈት ቤት የፕላንና ፕሮግራም ክፍል ሀላፊ ወይዘሮ ሀሊማ አሊ የማህበሩ ተሞክሮ እንደ አፋር ላሉ ታዳጊ ክልሎች ያለባቸውን ክፍተት ለማስወገድ በቂ መነሻ ያገኙበት ነዉ ብለዋል፡፡
በአገር አቀፍ ደረጃ በሁሉም ክልሎችና የከተማ አስተዳደሮች ከ67 ሺህ የሚበልጡ ህብረት ሰራ ማህበራትና ከ360 የሚበልጡ ዩኒየኖች እንዳሉ ከኤጀንሲዉ የተገኘው መረጃ ያመለክታል፡፡
የኤጄንሲዉን ያለፉት አምስት ዓመታት የእድገትና ትራንስፎርሜሽን እቅድ አፈፃፀምና ቀጣይ የትኩረት አቅጣጫ ላይ የሚመክር የሶስት ቀናት ጉባኤ በሀዋሳ ከተማ ይካሄዳል፡፡
- See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/index.php/economy/item/7808-2015-09-17-17-03-02#sthash.2nt83mvb.dpuf
በኢትዮጵያ ጥሎ ማለፍ ጨዋታ መከላከያና ሀዋሳ ከተማ ተጋጣሚዎቻቸውን በማሸነፍ ለፍጻሜ ደረሱ።

ወደ ፍጻሜው ለመግባት ትናንት በተደረገው የጥሎ ማለፍ ጨዋታ ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ በመከላከያ ወላይታ ዲቻ በሃዋሳ ከነማ ተሸንፈዋል።

9 ሰዓት ላይ በተደረገው የቅዱስ ጊዮርግስና መከላከያ ጨዋታ ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ   በ4ኛው ደቂቃ አዳነ ግርማ  ባስቆጠራት ጎል መምራት ችሎ ነበር።

ይሁን እንጂ መከላከያዎች በ38ኛው ደቂቃ በአዲሱ ፈራሚያቸው አዲሱ ተስፋዬ አቻ መሆን ችለዋል።

በሁለተኛው አጋማሽ መከላከያ ከጨዋታ ብልጫ ጋር በ60ኛው ደቂቃ በኃይሉ ግርማ ባስቆጠራት ኳስ አሸናፊነቱን አረጋግጧል።

የመከላከያው ተከላካይ ቴዎድሮስ በቀለ እጁ ላይ በደረሰበት ጉዳት  ከሜዳ ወጥቷል።  

የመከላከያ አሰልጣኝ ገብረመድህን ሀይሌ እንደተናገሩት "በመጀመርያው አጋማሽ በጊዮርጊስ ብልጫ ተወስዶብን ነበር፤ በሁለተኛው አጋማሽ ግን ተጠናክረን ገብተን አሸንፈን ወጥተናል" ብለዋል።

የጊዮርጊስ አሰልጣኝ ማርቲን ኩፕማን በበኩላቸው "የዓመቱ መጀመርያ ውድድር ስለሆነ ሽንፈቱ ብዙም አያሳስበኝም፤ በቀጣይ በፕሪሚየር ሊጉና በአፍሪካ ቻምፒዮንስ ሊግ ትኩረት ሰጥተን እንሰራለን ብለዋል።"

በ11፡30  በደቡብ ደረቢ ሀዋሳ ከነማ ከወላይታ ዲቻ ያደረጉት ጨዋታ በሁለቱም ክለቦች ውጤታማ እንቅስቃሴ ማድረግ አልቻሉም።

በ79ኛው ደቂቃ በክረምቱ ዝውውር ደደቢትን ለቆ ሀዋሳን የተቀላቀለው በረከት ይሳቅ ሃዋሳ ወደ ፍጻሜ እንዲያልፍ አድርጎታል።

ወላይታ ዲቻዎች ብዙ የጎል አጋጣሚዎች መፍጠር ቢችሉም ጎልና መረብ ማገናኝት አልቻሉም።

በፍጻሜ ጨዋታ የሚገናኙት የመከላከያና የሀዋሳ ከነማ አሸናፊ በአፍሪካ ኮንፌዴሬሽን ካፕ ኢትዮጵያን የሚወክል ይሆናል።

የኢትዮጵያ ጥሎ ማለፍ ጨዋታ በ1937 ዓ.ም የተጀመረ ሲሆን ቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ  የጥሎ ማለፉን ዋንጫ 6 ጊዜ በማንሳት ቀዳሚ ሲሆን ቡና እና መከላከያ እያንዳንዳቸው አራት አራት ጊዜ በማንሳት ይከተላሉ፡፡

የ2006 ዓ.ም የኢትዮጵያ  የጥሎ ማለፍ ዋንጫ ደደቢት አሸናፊ መሆኑ ይታወሳል። - See more at: http://www.ena.gov.et/index.php/sport/item/7955-2015-09-23-15-20-22#sthash.KwBN9xxY.dpuf
A host of Indian apparel makers are putting in millions of dollars in Ethiopia, a promising sourcing destination for global manufacturers.
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The Ethiopian government is offering attractive incentives to draw foreign investors, such as land on decades-long lease, cheap power and duty-free exports to key markets like the US and Europe.
Indian enterprises, both large- and mid-sized, have taken note of the benefits and are setting up manufacturing facilities in Africa's oldest independent country. Fabric-to-apparel maker Raymond will be investing $100 million over the next two-three years for a garmenting unit in Hawassa, a lake-side city, which will be one of its largest facilities.                  
"There are two major manufacturing costs - labour and power. We looked at various options including Ethiopia, Vietnam and Myanmar, and decided to go for Ethiopia because of its favorable political and economic climate," said Sanjay Behl CEO, Raymond. Behl explained that labor costs in Ethiopia are 50% cheaper compared to India and power tariffs one-third.
Arvind, another Indian textiles major, will set up a six-million-piece garment plant in Ethiopia. Its director and CFO Jayesh Shah pointed out that, among various factors, the long-term lease for factories that the Ethiopian government offers is one of the main attractive propositions for the company's decision to invest in this east African nation. There is also single-window clearance for industrial projects. Kanoria Textiles, too, is setting up a project there.    
Ethiopia is emerging as a favoured low-cost destination for apparel makers on the lines of Vietnam, Bangladesh and India. It is not only Indian textile companies that are making a beeline for Ethiopia - companies from China, Korea and Turkey too are investing in this African nation.
Aditya Rao, partner, PWC Advisory Services, said, "While foreign investors like Saudi Arabia, US, China, India and Turkey continue investing in agriculture, deep interest has developed in textiles. With its value proposition similar to that of Bangladesh which includes large population, cheap and young labour, Ethiopia also offers cheap power and a highly committed government. Ethiopia, without doubt, is set to be the epicentre of textiles across Africa."
Source: The Times of India
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ACF - Ethiopie

በኣለታ ጩኮ እና ኣለታ ወንዶ ወረዳዎች በጤና ኣጠባበቂ ዙሪያ የእናቶች ግንዛቤ ኣነስተኛ መሆን ለህጻናት የጤና እንከኖች መባባስ ምክንያት መሆኑን ታወቀ። 

ዝርዝሩን ከታች ያንቡ፦
ሙሉ ሪፖርት

ACF conducted a Link-NCA in the maize livelihood belt of Aleto Chucko and Aleta Wondo Districts. Data collection took place in four villages during March and April 2014 at the beginning of the hunger gap. The prevalence of GAM was estimated at 5.6%. The major causal pathways of undernutrition were multi-sectoral and related to child health status, poor health service access and utilization, the WASH environment, economic factors, care practices. The low status of women was found to be a significant underlying factor.
ላይ  ACF conducted a Link-NCA in the maize livelihood belt of Aleto Chucko and Aleta Wondo Districts. Data collection took place in four villages during March and April 2014 at the beginning of the hunger gap. The prevalence of GAM was estimated at 5.6%. The major causal pathways of undernutrition were multi-sectoral and related to child health status, poor health service access and utilization, the WASH environment, economic factors, care practices. The low status of women was found to be a significant underlying factor.

Army side Mekelakeya overcame league champions and last year’s EFF Cup finalists Kidus Giorgis to book their place in the final. The game ended 2-1.
Dedebit FCKidus Giorgis took an early lead through the veteran striker Adane Girma. Adane opened the score with simple tap in. Ugandan international Brian Umony assisted the ball. It took Mekelakeya a while to get back to the game. Summer arrival Addisu Tesfaye heads home from close range to equalize the score. It was Addisu’s debut. Behailu Girma’s header in the second half earned Mekelakeya a 2-1 triumph. Firew Solomonassisted both the goals. After the end of the game some frustrated Kidus Giorgis fans at Katanga confronted with opposition fans as Police came between the two sets of fans to calm the tension.
Hawassa Kenema progressed to the final in the expense of Wolaitta Dicha in the second game of the EFF Cup semi final. Hawassa notched a victory over Dicha in a single goal margin.
Bereket Yisak’s lone goal was enough to take Hawassa to the final. Bereket returned home on the summer transfer window from Dedebit. He scored on his second debut for the club.
Mekelakeya and Hawassa Kenema will battle it out to be crowned EFF Cup champions on the coming Sunday. It is Hawassa’s first ever major final in seven years. Meanwhile, Mekelakeya’s second final in three years. Both sides will be hoping to lift the trophy to register on the next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

By Ethiopian reporter

Vacationing in HawassaIt was last year that Cape Town and Hawassa, the capital city of the Southern Regional State, inked sister city agreement.
And what does the two cities have in common? Well the answer is quite simple – tourism. Cape Town is keen to create links and share best practices with its Ethiopian sister city to market the two countries’ natural and historical tourist destinations. In that regard, Hawassa seems to be making great strides in becoming the most sought after tourist destination in Ethiopia, writes Henok Reta.
In spite of the many options Bethlehem has to choose from, she has been traveling to Hawassa city for the past five years. The blossoming city in the Southern Regional State has attracted Bethlehem and many travelers offering its idiosyncratic features. A potential of the city is evident in its incredible treasure of flora and fauna.
Encircled by mountains full of shrubs and indigenous trees, brightened by the inland lake inviting boat ride, and lit up by low-rising buildings in the center, the city allures everyone’s imagination towards a nature-dominated urban-tour.
“This is a typical feature of the city that persuades me to make frequent travels here,” 20-year-old Bethlehem, first year architecture student, says.
A lakefront seat to watch out aqua-life and boat rides in the distance is a somewhat unique experience for people arriving in Hawassa. Unlike other lakes in Ethiopia, Lake Hawassa gives the great opportunity for a closer look at nature.  Although boat rides seem to be an adventure, even for those who don’t dare to do it, many find riding on Lake Hawassa easy. In addition to that, visitors usually watch hippos and endemic birds floating on the shore of the lake.
“I can smell and easily feel the wind over here,” Bethlehem says, describing her experience at the long seat at the lakefront.
Tourists characterize Hawassa as a family-friendly relaxation and aquatic party adventure sopt. Local and foreign tourists frequent the place all year round enjoying indoor and outdoor exercises. The city is also an ideal transit spot for tourists that travel between Addis Ababa, Arbaminch, South Omo, Dilla, Moyale, Jimma and Mizan Teferi roads.
Green vegetation releasing fresh air and Hawassa Lake by which different birds and aquatic animals live give a fascinating appearance to the city. It is almost surrounded by mountains and hills; on the West, Tabor hill; in the South West, Mount Alamora almost enclosed the city.
Moreover, Amora Gedel – the home of different bird species – and Gudulmale the place reserved for celebration of Sidama New year -‘Fitche-Chambalala” make Hawassa a unique destination for tourists.
According to the Statistical Abstract of Ethiopia for 1967/68, the lake is 16 km long and 9 km wide, with a surface area of 129 square kilometers. Because the lake is found 267km southeast of Addis Ababa and a steady drive through the Rift Valley, it is an easy and has now become a frequent vacation spot.
Apparently, Hawassa sees an enormous number of visitors during this Ethiopian vacationing period when schools are closed for the season. Many Addis Ababans, tired of the muddy streets of the city, dominate the city as a number of families arrive in the city from the neighboring towns.
“I always see this town as the best place to spend the Kiremt (the Ethiopian winter) because Addis doesn’t look pleasant during this time,” Makeda, a mother of two boys from Addis Ababa, says.
Unless the family is engaged in other social duties that might test the family’s economy, Makeda says she is determined to bring her children to Hawassa or send them with their father. Walking down the main street towards the lake creates the opportunity to observe this fact. Children, along with parents, couples, and groups of youth, often flock to the lakefront, particularly in the afternoon.
The optimal weather in the city during Kiremt is another cause for travel. The temperature, which hardly surges over 22 degrees, has always been favorable mostly for locals and tourists who are visiting Ethiopia. Hotels, lounges and guest-houses being constructed in the city also have a leading role in promoting the city’s tourism potential that prevails over that of other cities. From the famous resort-hotels constructed at the edge of the lake to the four star services, many of the visitors believe that the city offers the best hospitality in the country.
According to Berhanu Teshome, advisor of the mayor of Hawassa, the city administration is taking a huge step in making the city an ideal tourist destination in Africa, probably as far as Dar es Salaam or Mombasa.
“A glamorous five star hotel is also under construction at the heart of the city and so, the city will have more options to render in the coming few years,” he says.
Despite the remarkable strides the city is making towards becoming a world-class tourist destination, these aspirations seem hardly synchronized with the lives of locals. This does not concern the people of the city alone, but the inhabitants of the surrounding areas as well.
“No one can deny the city’s path of transformation; it is incredible. However, it has to be continually maintained and should not be at the price of risking everything,” Asaminew Getasew, a resident says.
The 46-year-old Hawassa city resident has been a critical voice towards the disparity the city has seen over a decade-long transformation. He implies the profound ripple effect of the development on livelihood, small businesses and communal values, which is slowly creeping in with the inflow of tourists. His dissatisfaction over the city’s brighter future is partially shared by others too. However, his concern of the possible effects on the natural environment seems to be thoroughly shared as many of the residents vehemently speaking out.
“I’m not happy with the cafés, restaurants and bars being built at the lakefront,” Admasu Hailemariam, another resident, says.
In fact, music beats played at the restaurants can disturb one’s connection with the nature. Moreover, many complain that the drinks, hustles, and inconvenient settlement of the fish-inns, which they say are “an invasion on nature.”
“I really feel bad as I always come here when I’m tired of the rampant city-life,” Bethlehem says.
For some, the calm lake’s paradise sounds purring to them the whole day, suddenly turned into sounds of merry-making because of the loud music, annoying laughter and intruding footsteps. Despite the employment opportunities, the micro-businesses have brought their own employees; many blame these youth for creating commotions.
However, according to the mayor’s advisor, the inns and shops are owned by youth who never had employment before, but following the inception of their micro-business, they have become reliable tax-payers. The advisor also pointed out the significant contribution the youth have brought to keep the lake clean and make the area a safer place whether day or night. He further states their association completely stopped illegal fishery.
“It’s a complete change here. I think there has to be something to be put in place to help us and to keep the surrounding attractive,” Alemayehu Sissay, member of the association, says.
According to Alemayehu, the association has made them stronger and powerful enough to operate in the surrounding. He proudly speaks about the changes they have made since the association was formed about eight years ago.
“We have changed wooden boats to motor-boats and cleaned the shores to put cultural inns there and hire more youth to serve,” he says. However he feels sometimes the music and other incoherent activities carried out by visitors would bring in a trouble to the lake. “I think we have more responsibility now.”
Contrary to the association’s position, Ermiyas Shanko, fisher, says life has become harder for him and other youth who have been living on the source of the lake for many years. Even if he hardly cares for the visitors who show discontent over the settlement at the lakefront he fully agrees with those who claim the lake is facing a man–made catastrophe since the arrival of businesses.
“I see a greater decline in the number of birds and fish. I only catch a few fish after spending almost a full-day of fishery,” he says.
According to him, the price of a single Filleto (local name for the fish species of the surrounding) has spiked dramatically. He used to sell fish he caught in traditional fishing equipment for 10 birr only a few years back, but this time, he feels a kind of amusement seeing a single fried Filleto sell for 35 birr at the inn around the lakefront. Moreover, he is also dissatisfied about the wooden boats getting replaced.
“In the past, I did fishing and boat-riding side by side. It was 2 birr per person for a boat-cruise,” he says, remembering happier days.
In fact, Ermiyas appreciates the progress made to advance the ferry and other services at the lake, but he remains unmoved by the incoherent activities happening around the lake.
“I doubt today’s visitors are enjoying it at the level of those who had come here ten years ago,” he compares the natural setting the lake had before.
Because he does not want to leave the surrounding where he grew up fishing, swimming and riding boats, he prefers to face challenges.
“I have strong connection with the surrounding. I have many undying memories and childhood plays here. So I will live here forever,” he says.
Pondering over the fast development the city is going through to become a destination for both national and international visitors; he predicts the reality of the aspiration the city is materializing. Nevertheless, he resumes voicing his discontent over the activities being carried out against nature. Vacationing in Hawassa will help create a pretty awesome schedule for many who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city-life and refresh themselves. For the time being, however, service providers and residents believe that vacationing in Hawassa will continue regardless of environmental concerns and the weekly commotions made by hundreds of Addis Ababans and tourists alike.
በኢትዮጵያ የስጋ ማቀነባበሪያ ኢንዱስትር ታርክ በግንባር ቀደምትነት የሚነሳው የሲዳማው የማልጋ ወንዶ የስጋ ማቀነባበሪያ ፋብርካ እና ስለ ኣጠቃላይ የስጋ ማቀነባበርያ  ኢንዱስትር  ጥቂት ያንብቡ

...I came back in 1983 and the government gave me a job instantly at Melge Wondo Meat Factory in Sidama as deputy general manager with a 710 birr monthly salary. This factory took the lion’s share of the country’s meat production. Mostly the cattle came from the  Borena area. The plant not only slaughters  cattle but also provides vaccination, follow their dietary needs and sell live animals. The country was also exporting meat at the time. Our meat was exported to Libya, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and other countries as well. We were famous for our pre-packaged cuts such as silverside, top side and sirloin. A slaughtered whole sheep and also the organs of the sheep such as liver, heart, kidney was sent to various countries. In addition, processed meat such as boiled meat with pouch was sent to Japan. Corn beef used to be shipped to Italy and England. Raw meat was exported to Arab nations but it was not possible to do so to western countries. One of the occasion I remember was when Colonel Mengistu Hailemariam went to visit Korea. He took with him a huge amount of hump meat packed in mesob. The Koreans love, actually worship, hump meat. I am sure they still reminisce about that.  After working for some time at Melge Wondo, I was transferred to Kombolcha Meat Factory (S.O.P.R.A.L.). This used to be owned by the Italians but was later appropriated by the Derg regime. In this factory there was an amount of 500 tons of meat which was exported to Korea per annum. In addition, we became the main suppliers of packed foods such as ground stew beef (minchet abish) and vegetables for the Ethiopian military camps....ለተጨማሪ ንባብ ከታች ይጫኑ።
ምንጭ፦ ሪፖርተር ጋዜጣ 
በደቡብና ኦሮሚያ ክልል የወረዳ ነዋሪዎች አካባቢያቸውን በጋራ ለመጠበቅ ተስማሙከኦሮሚያ ቦረና ዞን የሚዋሰኑ የሲዳማ ቀበሌዎች ከኣቻዎቻቸው ጋር የጋራ ምክር ቤት ማቋቋማቸው ተሰማ። የጋራ ምክር ቤት ማቋቋም ያስፈለገው ኣልፎ ኣልፎ በኣጎራባች ቀበሌያት የሚከሰቱትን ግጭቶች ለማስቀረት ታስቦ  መሆኑ ታውቋል።
ዝርዝር ወሬው የኢዚኣ ነው።
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High chemical and alkaline levels have recently been found in Ethiopian waterways, Tikur Wuha River and Hawassa Lake, near the Hawassa textile ...

Friday, September 4, 2015

Agro-processing Industrial Parks to be Established with 2.5 billion USDሰሞኑን ከኣገሪቱ የዜና ኣውታሮች እንደተሰማው ከሆነ የኢትዮጵያ መንግስት የግብርና ምርት ማቀነባበሪያ ኢንዱስትር ዞን በሁለት ነጥብ ኣምስት ቢሊዮን ዶላር ውጭ ሲዳማ ዞንን ጨምሮ በትግራይ፤ ኣማራ፤ እና በኦሮሚያ ክልል በተመረጡ ኣከባቢዎች ለመገንባት የሚያስችሉ ዝግጅቶችን በማድረጋ  ላይ መሆኑ ታውቋል።
የወሬው ምንጭ የኢትዮጵያ ዜና ኣገልግሎት ነው

Since Ethiopia is the ancient birthplace of coffee, it makes sense that coffee culture is a big aspect of life in the capital, Addis Ababa. There are all types of coffee shops that cater to all types of tastes and preferences, from authentic old-school joints, to modern American-style emporiums. But wherever you go, you're bound to get a quality cuppa joe, and meet loads of Ethiopians who are as enthusiastic about coffee as you are.
By Karen Elowitt. Jessie Beck and Julia Austin also contributed to this article.

Harar Coffee

Harar Coffee, known as Mokarar Coffee to non-locals, serves coffee and also roasts its own so you can grab a fresh cup or buy a fresh bag of beans to take home. The atmosphere is humble and cozy at this local favorite, but with that simple décor comes simple, affordable prices and high-quality coffee. Belay Zeleke Rd., Tel: +251 11 111 2783Ediblecommunities.com

Café Choche

Café Choche opened in 2011 in the historical railway building. With a lovely gated, cobblestone patio covered in potted plants, it's a great place to sit for hours with a book. La Gare Station, Tel: +251 910 12 25 15tomoca


To.mo.ca is the oldest coffeehouse in Addis, having been founded in 1953. The antiquey-looking interior reflects this with wood-paneled walls and vintage knick-knacks hanging everywhere. This coffee shop is Italian-style, meaning you don't have great big couches and loads of tables to linger at for hours -- you drink your java standing up at tall tables and chat with your neighbor. Don't forget to buy some Harar beans to take home with you. Wavel Street, Tel: +251 11 111 781kaldis coffee

Kaldi's Coffee

With multiple locations around town, this place is known as "the Starbucks of Addis." They even have a similar green circular logo. Kaldi's offers coffee that's less satisfying than mom-and-pop shops or famous places like To.mo.ca, but better than Starbucks. And like the famous Seattle-based chain, its stores have an inviting atmosphere where you can sit for a while, chat with friends, or conduct an informal business meeting. Numerous locations around Addisyeshi buna

Yeshi Buna

This restaurant chain, which started as a coffee roastery 2005, has expanded to also serve a wide range of traditional Ethiopian food. The eatery offers a triple threat: fantastic coffee, authentic food that's made with care, and an enticing "old world" atmosphere. 7 locations in Addislime-tree

Lime Tree

This hip spot not only brews a mean cup of joe, but some tasty international breakfast and lunch items as well. You can sit with your laptop and surf the net (when the Wi-Fi works) while tucking into a macchiato, a glass of their famous lime mint juice, and a plate of enchiladas. Two locations in Addis
ምንጭ፦ ሆፍግንቶንፖስት