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HelloSolar, BelCash to introduce solar home system 

With Ethiopia moving to a strategy which helps embrace the wisdom of solar energy within the country and play catch-up to successes achieved in neighboring nations such as Kenya and Rwanda; HelloSolar in partnership with BelCash – the mobile banking platform system – is set to introduce a pay-as-you-go system for the nation’s off-grid population with affordable solar home system.

City tax authority meets frustrated taxpayers

Officials of the Addis Ababa Tax Authority met with a large number of taxpayers who echoed their frustration over its poor customer services and poor handling of complaints which taxpayers have been filing against tax burdens.

Repi waste to energy plant completed

Repi waste to energy plant, the first of its kind in the Africa, has been completed and is set to be inaugurated on Sunday, August 18, 2018.

The project consumed 2.6 billion birr so far and it will have the capacity to provide 185 Giga Watts Hour (GWh) of electricity per year, crushing 1,400 tons of solid waste on a daily basis.

During its lifecycle, the project will create jobs for 1,300 Ethiopians and 286 foreign experts.

Ethiopian bags record high profit of 6.8 bln birr

Ethiopian Airlines made a record high net profit of 6.8 billion birr (USD 233 million) in the 2017-2018 fiscal year that ended June 2018. Briefing reporters yesterday about the annual performance of the national airline Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde Gebremariam stated that the airline registered a remarkable performance despite the increasing price of oil and intense competition coming from Middle Eastern airlines.

ATA claims direct seed marketing cuts farmers’ carryover costs

The Agriculture Transformation Agency (ATA), which has been piloting a direct seeds marketing and distribution mechanisms to smallholder farmers, is claiming that the Agency has considerably slashed the burden of huge stock of carryover seeds mostly used to be kept for future plantations.