Twelve manufacturers of electrical equipment have formed an association and registered with the Ministry of Industry. The new Ethiopian Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution Equipment Manufacturers Association became operational on November 2, 2018, and formed a governing five member board, joining the ranks of 30 other professional associations in the country.
Formed with the technical assistance of the Ministry, the association, currently only represented by cable and transformer manufacturers, has set goals to help members specialize, utilize new technology, search for solutions to challenges in the industry, establish a training institute, conduct different studies and facilitate with the government. Six member companies of the association – Advantage Industrial, Abay Energy, Elsewdy CablesEthiopia, BMT Energy Telecom Industry & Trade, Belayab Cables and Euro Cable – are cable manufacturers.
The Board of Directors of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) has appointed a new CEO for the state-owned power company after sacking Azeb Asnake (Eng.) who has been in office for five years. In a meeting held on Wednesday, the board members decided on the removal of Azeb as well as her entire management team for reasons that are yet to be disclosed.
Abraham Belay (PhD/Eng.) has been picked to run the giant office as its new CEO as of August 27, 2018. A day after the board’s decision, the appointment of Abraham has been sent to the EEP in a letter signed by Girma Birru, chairman of the Board of Directors, who is also a recent appointee. Before his latest appointment, Abraham was the Deputy Director General of Information and Network Service Agency (INSA) responsible for Cyber Technology Engineering Institute.
(Ethiopian News Agency/editorial, May 30/2018)
Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) has introduced organizational and operational changes in order to rectify the electricity provision problem witnessed across the country. EEU Board Chairman Getahun Mekuria told journalist today that 11 deputy CEOs have been appointed for the newly opened offices in the nine regional states and two city administrations. The major duty of the 11 deputy CEOs is delivering efficient services and ensuring accountability in the respective regional states and cities, he said, adding that the reorganization will save time and help resolve problems promptly as they operate in close proximity. According to Getahun, all issues and demands have normally been directed to the headquarters causing delay and failure in serving the public. The Board Chairman said the reform will also create opportunity to check accountability with regional states and administrations, and work closely to solve problems related to rehabilitation programs of power distribution.
በአሜሪካ የኢትዮጵያ አምባሳደር የነበሩት አቶ ግርማ ብሩ (አምባሳደር) የኢትዮጵያ ኤሌክትሪክ ኃይል ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ሆነው ተሰየሙ፡፡ አቶ ግርማ የኢትዮጵያ ኤሌክትሪክ ኃይል ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ሆነው የተሰየሙት፣ በቅርቡ የትግራይ ክልል ምክትል ርዕሰ መስተዳድር ሆነው የተሾሙትን ደብረ ጽዮን ገብረ ሚካኤልን (ዶ/ር) ተክተው ነው፡፡
ከሐሙስ ሚያዝያ 18 ቀን 2010 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ የቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ሆነው እንዲሠሩ በውኃ፣ መስኖና ኢነርጂ ሚኒስትሩ ስለሺ በቀለ (ዶ/ር) መሰየማቸው ታውቋል፡፡ አቶ ግርማ አምባሳደር ሆነው ወደ አሜሪካ ከመመደባቸው በፊት፣ የቀድሞው የኢትዮጵያ ኤሌክትሪክ ኃይል ኮርፖሬሽን ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ሆነው ለ15 ዓመታት ማገልገላቸው ይታወሳል፡፡ በወቅቱም የተሻለ እንቅስቃሴ በማድረግ የተለያዩ ለውጦችን ማስመዝገባቸውን ሪፖርተር ያነጋገራቸው የተቋሙ ሠራተኞች ተናግረዋል፡፡ እሳቸው ተመልሰው የቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ሲሆኑም አዲስ ስለማይሆኑ የተሻለ የሥራ አፈጻጸም ሊያስመዘግቡ እንደሚችሉ ሠራተኞቹ ተናግረዋል፡፡