The only positive development we want to hear is that the EPRDF accepting the 8 points
the eight points or democracy are not possible with the level of poverty, illeteracy and lack of health care we are at. power generation capability will help solve these problems. When people get health, wealthier and better informed and educated, democracy comes. Also democracy helps get out of these dire situations. So it's a two way street.
Look how even Eng. Hailu Shawel is able to get followers. If the people were more educated, wealthier and healthier, they would just ignore him and he won't be able to confuse. EPRDF is opening universities everywhere because it knows education is the key to democracy. Otherwise the hailu shawel's of our time won't stop taking people for a ride that land themselves in the palace but the people no where.The only positive development we want to hear is that the EPRDF accepting the 8 points
BANDITO MERZU wrote:I will start posting positive news coming out of Ethiopia on a regular bases. I will let the Shabia members and Shabia moderators on this forum cover all the bad news coming out of Ethiopia. Please exclude Azeb, she is an Ethiopian. I will see how long they can stomach these positive development out of Ethiopia before they try and ban me from this forum.
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WOYANNIE-HUNTER wrote:EFFORT registers ~20% growth of exporting Ethio Resources
Revenues from flower export grows three-fold
Revenues secured from exports during the just-concluded EFFORT fiscal year fell twenty-one percent short of TPLF's ambitious $1.5 billion USD forecast, source disclosed to The Reporter.
TPLF's EFFORT exports in the ended fiscal year generated nearly $1.2 billion USD in revenues, according to reliable sources. Although it failed to meet the target, the amount earned has, nonetheless, marked a seventeen percent increment over the revenues earned in previous year.
The revenues secured from TPLF's major foreign currency earner in the year ended July 7 picked up sixteen percent to over $424 million USD against that of the previous year. The foreign currency coffee exports fetched in the ended budget year constituted thirty-six percent of the total amount earned.
Export of oilseeds from Oromia region, the second major foreign currency earner for the country, has in the concluded year experienced an eleven percent decline over the previous year. This commodity fetched slightly over $188 million USD in the 2006/07 fiscal year, the figure less by 22 million USD versus the amount earned from same commodity during the earlier year.
Of some thirty exportable products the country sells to the world, revenues earned from flower exports kept picking up by leaps and bounds compared to the other items. In the 2006/07 fiscal year, the revenues secured from this commodity witnessed spike, picking up by over three-fold against that of the preceding year.
The 2006/07 fiscal year also turned out to be a robust one for the export of gold. Revenues generated from gold during the year have marked a 50 percent increase compared to that of the preceding year. EFFORT earned $97 million USD in revenues from the export of gold during the year.
TPLF's ambitious target of USD 1.5 billion for the year's exports came on the heels of the earlier year where, for the first time, the country earned just over one billion USD.
The detailed report of the export of 2006/07 is expected to be released next week after the concerned TPLF officials deliberate upon it according to our sources.
By Hayal Alemayehu
Ghion wrote:Ethiopia: Country's Trade Performance Declines Significantly
The Reporter (Addis Ababa)
17 November 2007
Ethiopia's trade and development performance declined further during the year 2006, a recent report indicated.
The country ranked among the laggards in Trade and Development Index 2006 report, according to the United Nations Congress on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD). SO MUCH FOR THE 20% EFFORT GROWTH SCORE!
Standing at the 114th place out of 123 economies treated in the report, Ethiopia became the least performer among East African countries, the report showed.
The country scored 379 points in trade and development performance where the United States, which topped the list, and the Sudan, which became the least performer, got 743 and 326 points respectively.
According to the report, South Africa became the top performer in trade and development among African countries, followed by Mauritius. South Africa ranked 47th while Mauritius stood 50th.
The TDI has 34 indicators, 11 components and three dimensions.
The major component of the ranking is classified into two: trade performance and economic and social well-being. The trade performance is composed of four indicators: the share of the country's merchandise exports in the total world merchandise exports, the share of the country's service exports, the market concentration index for the country's merchandise exports and the country's ratio of total trade to GDP.
The report indicated that Ethiopia needed to address multiple development goals within a coherent overall in order to meet the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on schedule.
Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy and international trading system, according to the authors of the report.
azeb wrote:Dear Yabanda Merz,
The only positive development we want to hear is that the TPLF mafias accepting the 8 points,the rest is a joke.You have the right to post what ever you want as long as you are within the rules but do not forget our right is violated back in Ethiopia not to do the same by your tribal government.stop back talking to the moderators and do your thing,as I said before, to me both Shabia and Weyane are the same ,both cancers to Ethiopia.
You are trying to defend the indefensible, let alone one confused TPLF spokes person like you, those from the core of the regime have not been able to explain many of the incosistencies. Just get off this forum, and let us (the patriotic Ethiopians) discuss the important issues - how to remove this regime with less damage to the country.
You can run, but you cannt hide from the truth.
azeb wrote:Dear Yabanda marz,
It is not because I hate infrastructure development in Ethiopia,what I am saying is do not talk about infrastructure development as an exchange to human right and other political developments in Ethiopia.You can't tell me that the courts should not be independent because you are building a court building.You can't tell me that the election board members should not be free because TPLF is building a road from weyane palace to the election board main office,etc.If you really believe TPLF is doing good for Ethiopians ,let Ethiopians judge TPLF in the ballot box.