The World Health Organization (WHO) has presented an award recognizing Ethiopia’s House of People’s Representatives (HPR) legislative actions it passed to ban tobacco smoking indoors and in public places in Ethiopia.
The Public Enterprises Holding and Administration Agency (PEHAA), has appealed a decision made in a Federal High Court following an injunction order where the earlier was forced not to transfer National Alcohol and Liquor Factory (NALF) to a private holding, The Reporter has learnt.
The Ethiopian parliament has passed a draft bill dubbed ‘Food and Medicine Administration Proclamation’ restricting smoking in all indoor workplaces, public places and means of public transport and prohibited alcohol promotion on broadcasting medias.
BGI (Les Brasseries et Glaceries d’indochine), a top beer producer within Ethiopia, has quietly abandoned plans to introduce one of the top beer brands in Cameroon, Beaufort light beer to the country, The Reporter has learnt.
With an initial capacity of malting 60,000 tons of barley per year, France-based Malteries Soufflet – a major international player in the global malt market – has agreed to join Ethiopia's malt industry.
US Congressman has intervened in the privatization process of the National Alcohol and Liquor Factory (NALF) as the former owner of the Factory; Berhane Gebremedhin – a US citizen – is still contesting the latest government attempt to privatize the factory.