Saturday, 4 March 2017

NUTS AND BOLTS OF ETHIOPIAN POWER SECTOR-thereporterethiopia

You see, we can never say that we are free until we have developed the capacity to undertake such projects on our own. Being able to mobilize finances to hire foreign companies to undertake our projects is not enough; it is not independent in its true sense. So, it was important to have our own domestic contractors involved in this flagship project. Sure enough we started to reap the benefits of this decision just a year after project commencement, said  Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD), the Minister of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT), board chairman of Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), a state-owned corporation in charge of developing electric power infrastructure in Ethiopia , board memmber of Ethio Telecom, another state-owned corporation, which is the sole provider of telecommunication services in the country and the board  member of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) National Council during his interivew with the reporter concerning the GERD.
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