A diagnosis on the corruption level of eight selected sectors in Ethiopia was made public on January 13, by the World Bank. The study which was done in collaboration with the Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (FEACC), follows a sectoral approach citing its easiness to understand and focus as a reason.  Dubbed as keen to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) sectors that were included in the study contains: health, education, water, justice, construction, land, telecommunications and mining. These sectors are categorized in three groups called basic service sector, old investment sectors and new sectors, based on their service and time of establishment have shown mixed results in the study.

AACCSA to Begin TV Program

Sunday, 17 February 2013 09:09 Published in Focus

Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association (AACCSA) is preparing to begin a one hour television program. The chamber has concluded an agreement with the Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency to start transmission of the program as of February 2013, the Relations and Media Department of the Chamber said.

Dashen Bank to Import Latest ATMs

Sunday, 17 February 2013 09:02 Published in Focus

Dashen Bank is in the final stages of allowing its customers enjoy using the latest dual outlet Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs). Unlike the former ATMs which are used only to withdraw cash, one of the latest machines that the bank has ordered, can also be used to deposit cash and checks. The other machine can be used to convert currencies. This is because the machines have dual outlets. One of the outlets has a sensor attached to it which helps deposit checks and cash; while the other can be used to manage exchange of currencies. The bank plans to make the two machines operational this year.

An HIV/AIDS document, which took years in the making by the Ministry of Health, is finally being published. The Minimum Package for HIV/AIDS Intervention in Emergency Settings gives guidelines for crisis intervention for mid level program planners in agencies that serve people with HIV and AIDS.

AAU Plans to Establish TBI

Thursday, 14 February 2013 10:48 Published in Focus

Addis Ababa University (AAU) announced a plan to establish technology business incubation (TBI) center at a cost of over a million birr. This was publicized in a workshop the University organized on January 16, at the University’s Eshetu Chole Building.

At the moment, 10 projects designed by students and faculty members have been identified for incubation from a total of 49 proposals solicited. The University has given each project 16-20 sqm floor area at the former campus of the School of Pharmacy at Amist Kilo. It has also set an average budget of 800,000 birr for each.

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