Established in 2009 with 35 founding national chambers to be the main business advocacy organization in Africa, the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI), is the most representative business organization in the continent. The Chamber held its annual general assembly meeting in Addis Ababa on November 28 and 29 2013 to discuss about the establishment of a continental free trade area in 2017. In this interview, Amanyehun R. Sisay, executive editor and Mikias Merhatsidk, editor-in-chief of Ethiopian Business Review, discuss,  with Seth Adjei Baah, President of Ghana’s National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and President of PACCI, discusses issues about the state of affairs of the chamber, challenges of doing business in Africa, and Labour Mobility in the continent, among others. Excerpt:

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Following Ethiopia’s drive for continued economic growth and development, the need for investment financing has significantly increased. The state-owned Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE), one of the main project financiers in the country has also significantly increased its capacity to respond to the country’s strong drive for development. 

In this exclusive interview, Amanyehun R. Sisay, executive editor and Mikias Merhatsidk, editor-in-chief of Ethiopian Business Review, discuss, with Esayas Bahre, president of the century-old bank, issues concerning the financing of the manufacturing sector, corruption in the institute and the opening up of the financial sector for foreign banks, among others. Excerpts:

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Post Lij Eyasu Ethiopian history is his biography. He has witnessed how Ethiopia evolved into what it is today and involved in a number of its major undertakings. Though a military man at his core, he has held important civil offices that range from being director of the national civil aviation authority and president of the upper house of parliament during the imperial era to being a two term president of FDRE (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia). He has been a farmer, business man, soldier, politician and statesman. He has represented his country in different international arenas with unwavering commitment to safeguard its interest. He has served under three different governments, with intimate knowledge on the policies and the leaders of these distinct establishments. In this exclusive interview with Amanyehun R. Sisay, executive editor and Mikias Merhatsidk editor-in-chief of Ethiopian Business Review Girma Wolde-Giorgis, former President of FDRE talked about his presidency, Ethio-Eritrea issues and environmental concerns. Excerpts:

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