Directive Animates Informal Trade, Relegates Formal Market

[Addis Fortune] Long queues, bags turned upside down in search of any taxable item, and other customs ordeals have become history at Bole International Airport. A new directive exempts items brought in for personal use from duties. But only a few right…

[Addis Fortune] Long queues, bags turned upside down in search of any taxable item, and other customs ordeals have become history at Bole International Airport. A new directive exempts items brought in for personal use from duties. But only a few rightly use this privilege. Loopholes in the Directive have given way to informal businesses shelving the formal electronics and clothing retailers, writes HAIMANOT ASHENAFI, FORTUNE STAFF WRITER.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

World Bank Pledges to Power TVETs

[Addis Fortune] World Bank (WB) has chosen Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania for the implementation of capacity building programmes in Technical, Vocational Education & Training (TVET) institutions, which will be focused on improving the quality and accessibility of TVET education in the countries, as well as sharing their experiences among the regions.

[Addis Fortune] World Bank (WB) has chosen Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania for the implementation of capacity building programmes in Technical, Vocational Education & Training (TVET) institutions, which will be focused on improving the quality and accessibility of TVET education in the countries, as well as sharing their experiences among the regions.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Expo for Mining Sector Launches

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia hosts the first Ethio-International Mining Expo & Conference organised by the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas in partnership with the Ethio-Mining Expo Plc.

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia hosts the first Ethio-International Mining Expo & Conference organised by the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum & Natural Gas in partnership with the Ethio-Mining Expo Plc.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Universal Care, Affordable Prescription for Health Sector Transformation

[Addis Fortune] In September 2015, leaders of 193 countries endorsed a new set of development goals, the sustainable development goals (SDGs), to make the world a better place for all human beings. The SDGs are broader than the millennium development g…

[Addis Fortune] In September 2015, leaders of 193 countries endorsed a new set of development goals, the sustainable development goals (SDGs), to make the world a better place for all human beings. The SDGs are broader than the millennium development goals (MDGs) and have 17 goals that cover a range of issues. Goal number three seeks to ensure health and well being for all, at every stage of life. One of the targets under Goal Three is to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), a very ambitious target.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia