Hirpe Muleta, one of the women lawmakers in the House of People’s Representatives, has passed away at the age of 64, the Communications Office of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), announced on Thursday.
The House of People’s representatives (HPR), on Wednesday, endorsed the nomination of Samiya Zekaria, former Director General of the Ethiopian Central Statistics Agency (CSA) for two decades before leaving her post in 2016 on an ambassadorial duty, to chair the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE).
With continuing growing rates over the past few months, inflation rate has surged to 13.7 percent in the first month of the current year and this rate is feared to go on for a longer-term, according to the Central Statistics Agency (CSA).
Upon the request made by the government three weeks ago, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), on Tuesday approved a 14 billion birr (around USD 510 million) supplementary budget to finance natural and unexpected disasters, youth revolving fund and other activities that are being carried out by the federal government.
Frustrated by misuse of sidewalks
The Addis Ababa City Roads Authority (AACRA), has injected a sum of 125 million birr to brighten up Addis Ababa’s streets by replacing the existing street lights with what is said to be a new energy efficient lamps, LED technology (light-emitting diode), The Reporter has learnt.
In a shocking revelation, the Minister of Women and Children Affairs told members of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Thursday that the where about of 2,273 children, adopted before 2014/15, is yet to be identified as the Ministry is digging deep to improve data on the thousands of Ethiopian children adopted by westerners over the years.
MPs demand the identities of the so-called ‘Contrabandists’
The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) revealed that, the likes of tax evasion, fraud and the recently growing role of contrabandists continue to hamper progress of revenue collection of the country.
Presenting his office’s half-year performance report Thursday, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Abdulfetah Abdulahi was questioned by MPs about the failure to restore overseas employment following the expiration of its ban, which was originally intended to last six months.
Cautioned to refrain from jacking up prices
More than 130 hotels at three-star level and above have been identified and given orientation to give priority to delegates coming here to attend the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), slated to take place between January 22nd and 30th The Reporter has learnt.