(bloomberg/Ana Monteiro & Ntando Thukwana, 18 April 2018)
East African economy has held position for most of past decade
Ghana GDP surged 8.5% in 2017 as Sankofa field started output
Ghana has lost its mantle as the African economy likely to grow the quickest this year to Ethiopia, which has held the position for most of the past decade, International Monetary Fund data showed. West Africa’s second-biggest economy should expand 6.3 percent this year, the IMF said in its World Economic Outlook released Tuesday. That’s lower than the 8.9 percent forecast in October, and is also less than the raised 7.4 percent estimate for Ivory Coast and the prediction for Ethiopia, which was held at 8.5 percent.
Recent advances in technology are creating scalability for sub-Saharan African investments, with technology-enabled businesses well-positioned for growth. Acting as a catalyst and enabler to business, investors are finding that technology-enabled solutions can alter the trajectory of consumer access and affordability for many companies in sub-Saharan Africa including Energy, logistics, financial services, education and government records.
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(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፡፡