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Gov’t initiates modalities to privatize Sugar projects

The Ministry of Finance has released initial documentation for the purpose of inviting local and international investors to express their interests in relation to the privatization of scores of sugar factories, both already commissioned and still under construction, The Reporter has learnt.

Coca Cola’s sugar consignment commandeered

East Africa Bottling SC, local bottler of Coca Cola, Fanta, Sprite and similar beverage brands in Ethiopia, announced that a sugar consignment destined to its plant in Bahir Dar was intercepted and confiscated by security forces in the town of Goha Tsion, in North Shoa Zone of the Oromia Regional State, starting late last month.

Imported sugar to relieve chronic sugar shortage

Chronic sugar shortage, one of the immediate causes for the recent violent clashes in Ambo that led to loss of lives and damage to property, is to be ameliorated thanks to the Ethiopian Sugar Development Corporation (ESDC) importing this week of 700,000 quintals of the commodity from Algeria and Thailand for a total of close to USD 30.5 million.

The Sugar Saga: Shipment to Kenya stranded at Moyale

Once again the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation (ESC) has found itself in a middle of a controversy as sugar export worth USD 2.2 million, destined to Kenya, was stuck at Ethio-Kenya border after the Corporation lost contact with the purchasing company.