Ethiopian Business Review

Another will-be addition to the insurance industry, Debub Universal Insurance S.C., is going to be operational starting may 2013, making it the country’s 15th private insurance company, Birhanu Tesfaye, administrator of the promoters’ executive committee told EBR. Having floated shares since December 2012, the promoters hope to raise Br 50 million. Most of the promotors had prior experience of organizing the foudation of the Debub Global Bank. They were planning to name the company Debub Global Insurance. However, National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) didn’t allow them as it would create conflict of interest with Global Insurance.

Monday, 01 April 2013 11:44
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Habesha Constructions and Materials Development (HCMD) will hand over its first round of homes to customers in September, 2013, Eng. Bekele Gadissa, general manager of the company told EBR. “384 houses will be ready for a hand over,” said Bekele.

Monday, 01 April 2013 11:43
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A number of hotels are either opening up, expanding or set to join the industry in this fiscal year, according to industry insiders. As the city becomes a major travel destination the business is becoming lucrative. And one of the new additions that joined the industry is Aphrodite Hotel. The 4 star hotel made the latest entrance to the hospitality industry with inaugural ceremony held in its new facility on March 22, 2013. The hotel which is owned by Desalegn Mengistu, a name normally associated with oil seeds exports is located around Kazanchis. The facility is built on 538m2 area of land and has 52 rooms divided in to executive, deluxe and twin standard rooms, according to Dawit Girmay, front office and marketing division manager. The hotel which was established with a capital of 60 million Br has created job opportunities for 115 people.

Monday, 01 April 2013 11:40
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