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Oromia’s Agr. Coop submits highest offer in Assela Malt bid

Oromia Agricultural Cooperative Ltd listed the highest offer to acquire Asela Malt Factory in order of 1.34 billion birr, it was learnt.

At the bid opening held today at the Ministry of Public Enterprise, it was announced that three more firms have managed to submit their price offers besides the Cooperative: Calypso Agribusiness Ltd, Souflet Ethiopia PLC and Malt Africa.

Clash in Harar’s Hamaressa IDPs camp leaves 4 dead

Four individuals, including a police officer, died yesterday in a clash between security forces and the youth in Harar, Hamaressa camp that houses Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Ethiopian Somali Regional State.

Additional ten people have also sustained injuries from the clashes.

Bekele Gerba, six cases terminated

The Federal Attorney General has decided to terminate the charges of seven individuals including Bekele Gerba, a prominent politician, deputy chairperson of the Oromo Federalist Congress.

Ministry rejects Shakeel’s petition

Service retenders 400,000 MT wheat supply The Public Procurement & Property Administration Agency and Ministry of Finance and Economic Corporation (MoFEC) rejected the complaint lodged by the Pakistan-based Shakeel & Company regarding the latest wheat purchase tender worth 2.6 billion birr.

Local firm plans to build houses from plastic bottles

Some of the millions of the discarded plastic bottles in Ethiopia are being recycled in Adama and turned into eco-friendly homes courtesy of SIMCON Technologies PLC. This comes after the local company found inspiration from the experiences of accident prone nations such as Bangladesh and Nigeria, who have used theirs to build homes to a population in need of affordable homes.

Former census chief to run electoral board

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).