These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things and they are set to make their mark in 2012 (EC). They are involved in many fields yet they each have great things in common - excellence.
A Saudi Arabian firm, ACWA Power, has won a USD 300 million worth solar Public Venture (PV) contract, becoming the first private company to win a mega project under the Public Private Partnership (PPP), after the PPP Board of Ethiopia approved the bid summited by the firm.
The Qatari hospitality giant, Katara Hospitality, is said to be conducting its due diligence to invest Euro500 million in the African hospitality market, targetinga chain of hotels and convention centers to be built across the continent, The Reporter.
The Bahir Dar Industrial Park is set to integrate new and upcoming textile graduates from the Bahir Dar University in its manufacturing chains as textile and garment companies’ edges closer to commence operations inside the park’s eight factory sheds.
The nationwide demonstration called by several bodies under the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church last week, to protest attacks on various churches and religious establishments in recent months, has been postponed to later date in November on the condition that various government bodies did not live up to the promises they have made to ensure peace and security, a statement released today said.
Pushing towards growth and development, the Government of Ethiopia said that it will continue to maintain its position on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), despite Egypt’s unwavering attempts to pressure Ethiopia particularly on the length of time allotted to fill the dam, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (MoFA) told The Reporter.
Interview | Aug 17
Gabriella Sirak works with Meri Leadership and Mentorship and she is helping empower the next generation of leaders within the capital. Here, she reflects with Samuel Getachew of The Reporter on the initiative, on mentorship, partnership and the long-term vision of the program that has attracted much attention in recent months from powerful actors from different sectors. Excerpts: