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Minister hints at indictments of former power officials, contractor

The Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, Sileshi Bekele (PhD), hinted at the possibility of instituting a legal action, by the government, against the former officials of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) and a contractor, over breach of the contractual agreement and the delay of the Repie Waste Energy Plant project construction whose capacity was said to have been halved by 50 percent from the original agreement.

Commission pushes Census timetable once more

Following a heated debate between the members of Census Commission which is chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, the Commission has finally decided to postpone the Fourth National Housing and Population Census until such time that the concerns raised around the Census are addressed, The Reporter has learnt.

Hindering media laws faces amendment

The committee formed under the Federal Attorney General Legal and Justice Affairs Consultation Council, the Media Law Assessment Team has organized a consultative meeting for today to discuss hindrances it identified within media laws of the country.

Government requests 33.99 bln birr supplementary budget

In an attempt to fill funding gaps in on-going government projects and to accommodate the upcoming costs of population and housing census in addition to other expenditures, the Ethiopian Government has requested a supplementary budget of 33.9 billion birr, The Reporter has learnt.

Political parties agree on new Code of Conduct

Following a lengthy and tiresome negotiations and deliberations, 107 Ethiopian political parties including the ruling party, the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF),have inked the much anticipated code of conduct that will guide their operations and political activities on wards.

Dire Dawa gets new mayor

The Mayor of Dire Dawa City Administration, Ibrahim Ousman, has resigned from his post as of today and was replaced by Mahadi Gire, The Reporter has learnt.

Amhara appoints new president as Gedu resigns

The Amhara  Regional State Council has appointed a new president, AmbachewMekonnen (PhD), afterGedu Andargachew submitted his resignation to the Council today, The Reporter has learnt.The announcement has come on Friday, March 8, 2019 after the ordinary meeting of the council of ADP.

IFC to provide technical, advisory support for tourism

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to provide a three year technical and advisory support to the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO) over its marketing and destination development projects;including setting out a roadmap and capacity building for the tourism sector.

AEUP accuses the South of detaining its supporters arbitrarily

The All Ethiopian Union Party (AEUP) has stated that its members and supporters are being subjected to arbitrary killings, gross human right violations and detentions in Gofa Zone of the Southern regional state.In addition, the party also demanded the government to take all necessary measures to stop these wrongdoings.