H.E Ambassador Girma Birru’s Interview with EthioTube on Ethiopia’s Current Affairs

Premier Emphasizes Need for Institutional Capacity Building, Dev’t of Tourism Destination

Institutional capacity building and development of tourist destinations should be given the necessary attention so that the country can benefit from tourism, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said. The Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Council held its fourth regular meeting here today. Chairperson of the Council, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said on the occasion Ethiopia has a huge potential in tourism but the country has not benefited much from the resource. To secure the desired benefits, attention should be given to institutional capacity building and development of tourism destination. Encouraging private businesspersons to engage in building hotels, lodges, recreational areas and other infrastructure for tourists is essential, he noted.(more…)

11 ኛው የኢትዮጵያ ብሄሮች፣ ብሄረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ቀን በዓል በሎስ አንጀለስ ከተማ በደማቅ ስነ ስርዓት ተከብረዋለል።

የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ፣ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ ህግ መንግስት የፀደቀበትን ህዳር 29 “ዲሞክራሲያዊ ብሔረተኝነት እና የሕብረ ብሔራዊነት ግንባታ ሂደት በፌዴራል ሥርዓት” በሚል መሪ ቃል እ.ኤ.አ. ጃንዋሪ 22 ቀን 2017 የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ ምክር ቤት አባላትና የብሔር፣ ብሔረሰቦች ተወካዮች በተገኙበት በሎስ አንጀለስ ከተማ በደማቅ ሁኔታ ተከብረዋል።

ከዚህ በተጨማሪም ከሎስ አንጀለስ ከንቲባና ከዩ.ኤስ ስቴትስ ዲፓርትመንት የመጡ ተወካዮች እና ሌሎች ተጋባዥ እንግዶች በበዓሉ ላይ ተገኝተዋል።

በሎስ አንጀለስ የኢ.ፌ.ዲ.ሪ. ቆንስላ ጄኔራል ጽ/ቤት ቆንስል ጄኔራል የሆኑት ክቡር አቶ ብርሃነ ገብረማርያም ለ11ኛው የኢትዮጵያ ብሄሮች፣ ብሄረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ቀን በዓል እንኳን አደረሰን ሲሉ መልእክት አስተላልፈዋል። በዓሉን በደመቀ መልኩና በተሳካ ሁኔታ እንዲከበር አስተዋጽኦ ላበረከቱ ሎስ አንጀለስና ሳንዲያጎ ለሚገኙ የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ ምክር ቤቶችና የብሔሮች፣ ብሔረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ተወካዮች ምስጋናቸውን አቅርበዋል።



በተጨማሪም ዝግጅቱ የተካፈሉ ሁሉም የኢትዮጵያ ብሔሮች፣ ብሔረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ተወካዮች በዓሉን አስመልክቶ የእንኳን አደረሳቸው መልዕክት ያስተላለፉ ሲሆን ተካፋዮች የተለያዩ የኢትዮጵያ ብሄሮች ብሄረሰቦችና ህዝቦች ባህላዊ አልባሳትና ጨዋታዎች ባንፀባረቀ ምሽት አሳልፈዋል።

Ethiopia Committed to Sustain Rapid Growth

Addis Ababa March 21,2017 Ethiopia`s rapid economic growth in the last 13 consecutive years was mainly due to the country’s commitment towards long-term development, said Dr. Abraham Tekeste Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation.

While briefing a group of African journalists who visited Ethiopia for a week, the Minister said that priority is given to agricultural transformation, infrastructure development, building capacity of the private sector and investing in citizens to realize the growth in addition to the commitment.

Because of the commitment of the government and maximum efforts exerted so far, the size of the economy has more than doubled over the last six years by growing to 72 billion USD at present from 32 billion USD in 2011, he said.

The average per capital income has also reached close 800 USD; poverty has dropped by more than half from 50 to 23 percent while Gini coefficient remains 0.3, according to Dr. Abraham.

In connection to financing ongoing development endeavors, Dr. Abraham said the government has focused in mobilizing domestic resources.

“We focused on increasing our domestic resources to finance our development so we took tax reform; we strengthened our tax administration capacity and tax revenue as a result increased by over 30 percent over the last six years.” (more…)