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በአዲስ አበባ ከመስቀል አደባባይ እስከ መገናኛ “የእግር ጉዞ በማድረግና ቆሻሻዎችን በማንሳት ወደ ሃብት እንቀይር” በሚል መሪ ሃሳብ የካቲት 16/2011 የእግር ጉዞና የፅዳት ዘመቻ ተካሄደ።የፅዳት ዘመቻው የተካሄደው የከኢንቫይሮመንታል ፎረስት ቸሪተብል ሶሳይቲ የተሰኘው የበጎ አድራጎት ድርጅት ከአዲስ አበባ ከተማ አስተዳደር የደረቅ ቆሻሻ አስተዳደር ኤጀንሲ፣ከቂርቆስ፣ቦሌና የካ ክፍለ ከተሞች ጋር በመተባበር ነው።

በዘመቻው ላይ ተሳታፊ ከነበሩት መካከል ኢዜአ ያነጋገራቸው በጉለሌ ከፍለ ከተማ ወረዳ 7 ነዋሪ ወይዘሮ ብርቱካን ሃይለማርያም እንዳሉት እርሳቸውን ጨምሮ 95 እናቶች ደረቅ ቆሻሻዎችን ወደ ብስባሽነት  መቀየር ለአትክልት ልማት እየተጠቀሙ ናቸው።ከሚሰበስቡት ቆሻሻ የሚበሰብሰውንና የማይበሰብሰውን በመለየት ለጽዳት ባለሙያዎች በማስረከብ ቆሻሻ በአግባቡ የመሰብሰብና የመለየት ተግባር እያከናወኑም እንደሆነም ነግረውናል።“ቆሻሻን በአግባቡ ጥቅም ላይ ካዋልነው ሃብት እንጂ ጉዳት የለውም” የሚሉት ወይዘሮ ብርቱካን ወረቀትና ፕላስቲኮችንም መልሶ በመጠቀም ሃብት ማመንጨት እንደሚቻል አረጋግጠዋል።

ህብረተሰቡም ይህን በቅጡ ተገንዝቦ ደረቅ ቆሻሻን በአግባቡ ማስወገድና ጥቅም ላይ ማዋል እንዳለበት አሳስበዋል።የ”ኢንቫይሮመንታል ፎረስት ቻሪተብል ሶሳይቲ″ መስራች አቶ ታምሩ ደገፋ ድርጅታቸው ከተመሰረተበት ጥቅምት ወር 2011 ዓ.ም በአካባቢ ጥበቃ ላይ የተለያዩ ስራዎችን በማከናወን ላይ መሆኑን ተናግረዋል።ከዚህም ውስጥ አንዱ ቆሻሻን እንደ ችግር ሳይሆን በአግባቡ ከተጠቀምንበት ወደ ሀብት የመቀየር ተግባር የሚል እሳቤ በመያዝ  የግንዛቤ ማስጨበጫ ስራዎችና ትምህርታዊ ጉዞዎችን እያካሄደ መሆኑንም ገልጸዋል።

የዚሁ እንቅስቃሴ አካል የሆነው የፅዳት ዘመቻም ቆሻሻን እንደ ሀብት በአግባቡ ከተገለገልንበት ለህዝቡ የገቢ ምንጭ መሆን እንደሚችል ለማስገንዘብ እንደተዘጋጀ ጠቅሰዋል።የማይበሰብሱ ቆሻሻዎች በተለይም በፕላሰቲክ ቤት የመስራት የሙከራ ስራ እንዳለና ይህም ተግባር ወደ ፊት በስፋት እንደሚቀጥል አመልክተዋል።ፅዳት የጽዳት ባለሙያዎችና የመንግስት ድርሻ ብቻ ሳይሆን የበጎ አድራጎት ድርጅቶችና የበጎ አድራጊ ሰዎችም ድርሻ ነው ያሉት አቶ ታምሩ መዲናዋ አረንጓዴና ንጹህ እንድትሆን የሁሉንም ጥረት ይጠይቃል ብለዋል።

የአዲስ አበባ ከተማ አስተዳደር የደረቅ ቆሻሻ አስተዳደር ኤጀንሲ ዋና ስራ አስኪያጅ ዶክተር እሸቱ ለማ መዲናዋ በእድገቷ ልክ የሚመነጨው ደረቅ ቆሻሻም እየጨመረ መጥቷል ብለዋል።በመሆኑም በአወጋገድና አጠቃቀም ላይ በትብብር መስራት ካልተቻለ ከሃብትነቱ ይልቅ ጉዳቱ ያመዝናል ነው ያሉት ስራ አስኪያጁ ኤጀንሲው የተቻለውን ሁሉ ጥረት በማድረግ ላይ መሆኑን ገልጸዋል።እንደ ዶክተር እሸቱ ገለፃ “እኔ አካባቢዬን አጸዳለሁ!! እናንተስ….?” በሚል መሪ ሃሳብ በቀድሞው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ሃይለማርያም ደሳለኝ የተጀመረው የፅዳት ንቅናቄ ቀጣይነት እንዲኖረው ይደረጋል።ከመስቀል አደባባይ እስከ መገናኛ በተካሄደው የፅዳት ዘመቻ የተለያዩ የበጎ አድራጎት ድርጅቶች፣ ግለሰቦች የመንግስት ሃላፊዎችና የመዲናዋ ነዋሪዎች ተሳትፈዋል።

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The Addis Ababa city administration on Thursday launched a project to convert river banks of the city into public parks and green spaces . The project is expected to take three years for completion.Speaking at the launching ceremony, Engineer Takele Uma, deputy mayor of Addis Ababa city, said the project, which was initiated by the Prime Minister, is for all Ethiopians and residents of Addis Ababa.

 

 

 

 

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በጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር ዐብይ አህመድ አነሳሽነት በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ አስተዳደር “የወንዞች እና የወንዝ ዳርቻ አረንጓዴ መናፈሻ” ፕሮጀክት በይፋ ስራ የማስጀመር ስነ-ስርዓት ኢ/ር ታከለ_ኡማ፣ የፌደራልና የከተማ አስተዳደሩ ከፍተኛ አመራሮች፣ ዲፕሎማቶች፣ የሃይማኖት አባቶች እና የአዲስ አበባ ከተማ ወጣቶች በተገኙበት ተከናውኗል፡፡
የወንዝ ዳርቻ የልማት ፕሮጀክቱ የሚያተኩረው በአዲስ አበባ አቋርጠው በሚያልፉ ሁለት ታላላቅ ወንዞች ላይ ነው፡፡

 

እነዚህ ከእንጦጦ ተራራ እስከ አቃቂ ወንዝ የሚዘረጉ ወንዞች ህዝብ በብዛት የሚኖርባቸው የከተማዋ አከባቢዎችን አቋርጠው የሚያልፉ ሲሆን በቅደም ተከተል 23.8 ኪ.ሜ እና በ27.5 ኪ.ሜ ይረዝማሉ፡፡

ይህ ፕሮጀክት ሶስት ዋና ዋና ዓላማዎች አሉት ፦

1. ታሪካዊ ወንዞችን እና የወንዝ ዳርቻዎችን መልሶ በማልማት አዲስ አበባን የከተማ ቱሪዝም መዳረሻ ማድረግ

2. የጎርፍ መጥለቅለቅን በመቀነስና የህዝብ መናፈሻ ቦታዎችን ፣ የብስክሌት መንገዶችን እና የወንዝ ዳርቻ የእግር መንገዶችን በመፍጠር የከተማዋን ነዋሪዎች ደህንነት ማረጋገጥ፤

3. የአረንጓዴ ቦታዎች እና ተያያዥ አገልግሎት ዘርፎችን በማጠናከር የአገሪቷን የአረንጓዴ ኢኮኖሚ የመገንባት ህልም እውን ማድረግ ናቸው፡፡

 

የአዲስ አበባ የተፋሰስ ወንዞች ዳርቻ ፕሮጀክት ለአዲስ አበባ አረንጓዴ ልማት ፣ የተፈጥሮ ሃብቷን ለማሳደግ እና ለማስፋፋት የሚያስችል አስተዋፅዖ እንደሚኖረው ይታመናል፡፡

ፕሮጀክቱ የከተማዋ ነዋሪዎች ደህንነት በማሻሻልና የከተማዋን እይታ ይበልጥ በመለወጥ ረገድ ብዙ ሚና ከመጫወቱ በተጨማሪ፦

• የተለያዩ ታሪካዊና ተፈጥሯዊ መስህቦች እንዲሁም ለጎብኚዎች የእረፍት ጊዜ ማሳለፊያ ስፍራዎችን በማዘጋጀት የውጪ አገርና የአገር ውስጥ ጎብኚዎች ወደ አዲስ አበባ መሳብ፤

• በፕሮጀክቱ ወቅት ለከተማዋ ነዋሪ ተጨማሪ የስራ ዕድል መፍጠር፤

• በወንዞች ዳርቻ እና ህዝብ በሚንቀሳቀስባቸው ቦታዎች የአገልግሎት ዘርፉን በማበረታታት ካፌዎች ፣ ምግብ ቤቶች ፣ የከተማ አስጎብኚዎችና የመሳሰሉ አገልግሎቶችን ማመቻቸት፤

• የተፋሰስ ወንዞች ዳርቻ እና ፕሮጀክቱ ዳርቻ ያሉና ወደፊት የሚገነቡ የሪልስቴት ፕሮጀክቶችን የንብረት ባለቤትነት እድገት መጨመር፤

• የአረንጓዴ ሽፋንን በማሳደግ የአዲስ አበባን ገፅታ በመገንባት ከተማዋን እንደስሟ አዲስ አበባ ለማድረግ ያለመ ፕሮጀክት ሲሆን የቤተ-መንግስት አከባቢ የከተማ መናፈሻ የፕሮጀክቱ የመጀመሪያ ክፍል መሆኑ ይታወቃል፡፡
፨ በ3 ዓመታት ውስጥ የሚጠናቀቀው፣ 56 ኪ.ሜ የሚሸፍነው እና 29 ቢሊዮን ብር ውጪ ይደረግበታል ተብሎ የሚገመተው ይህ ግዙፍ ፕሮጀክት፦

•በ29 ቢሊዮን ብር ወጭ ይከናወናል፤ በሦስት ዓመታት እንደሚጠናቀቅ ይጠበቃል፡፡

•ከእንጦጦ ተራራ በጉለሌ በኩል አፍሪካ ህብረት እንዲሁም ከእንጦጦ በአፍንጮ በር በባንቢስ አድርጎ አቃቂ የውሃ ማጣሪያን ይሸፍናል(56 ኪሎ ሜትር)

•ድልድዮች፣ ሰው ሰራሽ ሐይቆች፣ አረንጓዴ ቦታዎች፣ የመዝናኛ ማዕከላት፣ የውኃ ትራንስፖርት እና የንግድ ማዕከላት ይገነቡበታል።

በተያያዘ መረጃ፦ በ50 ሄክታር ላይ ተግባራዊ የሚደረግ፣ 2.5 ቢሊዮን ብር ወጪ የሚደረግበት እና በ1 ዓመት ጊዜ ውስጥ የሚጠናቀቅ በተለምዶ ሸራተን ማስፋፊያ በሚባለው ቦታ ፓይለት ፕሮጀክት ይፋ ተደረጓል።

ምንጭ፦ @mayorofficeAA, ወ/ሮ መስከረም (የከንቲባው ቴክኒካል አማካሪ) ለTIKVAH-ETH,

The Addis Ababa Resilience project team led by Mr. Fitsumbrhan Tsegaye Beyene Chief Resilience officer of Addis Ababa Resilience project office met with His Excellency Dr. -Ing. Getahun Mekuria, Minister at Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MinT) on February 18, 2019 and the team explained to his Excellency Addis Ababa’s Resilience Journey.

His excellency Dr. -Ing. Getahun Mekuria, on the event said the city administration should be healed in having this type of initiative and the ministry is willing to work together and wish for the success of the project.

A depot that accommodates 850 buses is being built at the premises of the headquarters of the Anbessa City Bus Services Enterprise in Yeka district. The construction is expected to commence next May.Resting on 10ha of land and consisting of four-storey bus bays, it is expected to be able to maintain and inspect 50 buses and have washing bays that can serve 12 buses each at a time. It will also have a fuel station, dry cleaning and generator room, water reservoir with pump house, water recycling plant and wastewater treatment plant.

The administrative building rests on 3,500Sqm of land and comprises a dispatch facility at one wing and a business centre on the other to generate sustainable income for the bus depot. It has two basement parking floors for 120 vehicles at a time.The project is in the process of hiring a contractor, for which the Transport Programs Management Office of the City Road & Transport Bureau is carrying out a prequalification assessment before it floats a tender.

The detailed design of the project has already been completed by SYSTRA SA, a French consulting company with 27 years of experience. Negash Tamiru Zewde, in a joint venture with ENSIRAD Civil Engineering Solutions, conducted the environmental and social impact assessment.The Yeka bus depot is one of three such projects currently being undertaken in Addis Abeba. Two other bus depots located in Shegole and Qality are in the completion stage and will be operational in two months. The depots, which will be transferred to the management of the City Administration for use by all bus transport providers, cost the city 1.3 billion Br.

An additional depot at Mekanissa is expected to accommodate 450 buses and is in the design stage.Addis Abeba has 188 public service buses, 240 Sheger public buses, 86 Sheger student buses and 64 Alliance City Buses. The Anbessa City Bus Service, a 75-year-old transportation company that has 3,500 employees, has 366 buses, 270,000 commuters a day and 106 routes in Addis Abeba.Berhanu Zeleke (PhD), a lecturer at Kotebe Metropolitan University’s Urban Transport Management department for the past two decades, has an optimistic view of the outcomes of the bus depot projects.

However, he believes that the solutions should forecast the rapid dynamism of urbanisation and focus on other fast and cost-effective transportation systems that suit the city.“The planners should focus on the expansion of light railways and cable transportation systems,” said Berhanu. “They have low operating costs and serve more commuters with sustainable quality and speed.

Source -Fortune Newspaper

The International Labor Organization has launched application code named “Sira” that directly connects employers and job seekers through mobile and web applications as well as call centers .The aim of “Sira” is to address the mismatch between job seekers and employers focusing on low and middle skilled occupations. The applications will facilitate returnees and other members of the community to easily have access to suitable and decent jobs.

The user-friendly application that uses both Amharic and English language was developed by “Sira” CEO and a returnee, Mamil Masresha.The CEO, who had no better way of searching for jobs on her return from abroad, was motivated to develop the application to ease the hardship of finding jobs for other returnees.

Mamil stated that “Sira is user-friendly and above all reduces cost and unnecessary involvement of brokers through specific matching like location, job title and educational level.”There are plans to include other languages as per the users of the application if regions welcome the idea and promote it, she noted.ILO Country Office Chief Technical Advisor, Aida Awel said though psycho socio-economic supports were given to over 18,000 returnees in Ethiopia, this application will solve the significant challenge of getting job.

“We are confident that this application will address the gap in the demand and supply side of employment for low and medium skilled labor, reduce the cost of recruitment and allow returnees to seek out employment opportunities that best suits them,” she pointed out.Stating that her office had informal discussions with some of potential employers in the private sector, Aida said “they like it as it is cheap and saves time.”Moreover, she pointed out that a lot of work is being done in close cooperation with the government of Ethiopia to ensure its sustainability.

ENA

የተረፈ ምርት አወጋገዳቸውን እንዲያሻሽሉ ድጋፍና ክትትል ቢደረግላቸውም ያላስተካከሉ 11 የቆዳ ፋብሪካዎች የእግድና የማስጠንቀቂያ እርምጃ ተወሰደባቸው።የደን፣ አካባቢና አየር ንብረት ለውጥ ኮሚሽን የተረፈ ምርት አወጋገድ ችግር ባለባቸው ፋብሪካዎች ላይ የሚያደርገውን ቁጥጥር እንደሚያጠናክር አስታውቋል።

ኮሚሽኑ ሞጆ በሚገኙት ቆዳ ፋብሪካዎች ላይ የእግድና የማስጠንቀቂያ እርምጃ የወሰደው ከኦሮሚያ ክልል ደን፣ የአካባቢና የአየር ንብረት ለውጥ ባለስልጣን ጋር በመተባበር ነው።ፋብሪካዎቹ በ1995 ዓ.ም የጸደቀውን የአካባቢ ብክለት መከላከል አዋጅና በ2001 ዓ.ም የወጣውን የማስፈፀሚያ ደንብ እንዲተገብሩ የአምስት ዓመት ጊዜ ተሰጥቷቸው ነበር።

ይሁን እንጂ ኮሚሽኑ ባደረገው ክትትል ሶስት ፋብሪካዎች ተረፈ ምርታቸውን አጣርተው በማስወገድ ረገድ ጥሩ በሚባል ደረጃ ላይ ቢገኙም አሁንም የሚቀራቸው ስራ መኖሩን ምክትል ኮሚሽነሯ ፍሬነሽ መኩሪያ ተናግረዋል።ሌሎች አራት ፋብሪካዎች ተረፈ ምርታቸውን በከፊል አጣርተው የሚያስወግዱ ሲሆኑ ቀሪዎቹ አራት ደግሞ ምንም ሳያጣሩ ወደ ወንዝ የሚለቁ መሆናቸው ተረጋግጧል።

በመሆኑም ተረፈ ምርታቸውን ምንም ሳያጣሩ ወደ ወንዝ የሚለቁት ፋብሪካዎች በ15 ቀን ውስጥ የጀመሩትን ምርት ጨርሰው እንዲታሸጉ ተወስኖባቸዋል።ተረፈ ምርታቸውን በከፊል የሚያጣሩት አራት ፋብሪካዎችም ስራ ሳያቆሙ የማጣራት አቅማቸውን እንዲሟሉ የአንድ ወር ጊዜ ተሰጥቷቸዋል።ቀሪዎቹ ሶስት ፋብሪካዎች ‘ችግር የለብንም’ ቢሉም ማጣራት ተደርጎ በሶስት ወር ውስጥ ውጤቱ እንዲቀርብ መታዘዙን ምክትል ኮሚሽነሯ ገልጸዋል።እንዲዘጉ ትዕዛዝ የተላለፈባቸው ፋብሪካዎች ችግራቸውን ሳይፈቱ ስራ የማይጀምሩ ሲሆን ሰራተኞቻቸው ግን ደመወዛቸው እንማይቋረጥባቸው ተነግሯል።

የኦሮሚያ ክልል የደን፣ የአካባቢና አየር ንብረት ለውጥ ባለስልጣን የህግ ተከባሪነት ክትትልና ቁጥጥር ዳይሬክተር አቶ ስንታየሁ ፈቃዱ በውጭ አገር ባለሃብቶች የተቋቋሙት አብዛኞቹ ፋብሪካዎች ለአካባቢ ብክለትና አየር ንብረት ለውጥ መከላከል አዋጅ ተፈፃሚነት ትኩረት አለመስጠታቸውን ነው የተናገሩት።የትኩረት ማጣታቸው ዋነኛው ምክንያትም እንደ አገር ፋብሪካዎችን ማስፋፋት ላይ ብቻ ‘ማተኮራችን ነው’ ብለዋል።በሌሎች የአገሪቱ አካባቢዎች የሚገኙ በርካታ ፋብሪካዎችም ተመሳሳይ ችግር ስለሚታይባቸው ክትትልና ቁጥጥሩ ተጠናክሮ እንደሚቀጥል ምክትል ኮሚሽነሯ አስታውቀዋል።

 

For 20 years around 870 shops located in Merkato and Akaki had been operating informally but now they have finally obtained legal recognition.
The shops, 830 of which are in the Min Alesh Terra neighborhood of Merkato, along with around 40 in Akaki, Wereda 03, had been operating without title deeds or house numbers. However, they finally got a solution to the problem by obtaining legal status under the Keble House Administration.
Because they were not legally recognized the 3-4sqm shops had never paid rental or land tax fees.
Initially MinAlesh Terra was a Merkato dump site but through time people began building mini shops constructed of rod sheets. They would sell pottery, second hand clothes, shoes and metal products. The Addis Ababa Administration conducted a study on the shops and then set a rental fee of up to 15,000 birr per month but allowed the people in possession of the shops at the time of the investigation to rent them.
Million Kassa, Trade License Investigation head at the Trade Bureau told Capital that the shops were being sold from person to person without government supervision.
“When we started our investigation we understood that the people who first occupied the land were not in the shops, either they sold them many years or they were renting them out to others. The big problem concerning the shops was the lack of tittle deeds to renew their license. For a long time, the government tolerated this. We just required the people running the shops to have a proper address and to bring us a legal rental document. Now, however we have resolved everything and the shops are completely owned by the Kebele and have house numbers and rental agreements.’’
According toA Million from the 830 Min Alesh Terra shops 672 of them are obtaining a legal license and the rest are in the process. All of the shops in Akaki shops have completely obtained licenses.
Merkato which occupies MinAlesh Terra also is the largest open air market in Africa, covering several square miles and employing an estimated 13,000 people in 7,100 business entities. The primary merchandise passing through Merkato is locally-grown agricultural products. Prior to the current Merkato, there was an open market place in Addis Ababa near St. George Church at the site where the City Hall stands now, but it ended with the Italian occupation of the 1930s. The occupiers moved the market further west to the area around the premises of Fitawrari Habte Giyorgis Dinagde, which they named Merkato Indigeno. Thus, the present Addis Merkato was founded by the segregationist policies of the Italian occupational government.

Source- Capital Newspaper

The Addis Ababa city administration is investing 10 million Br to install an information system that will record, store, interpret and analyse information about displaced farmers for redevelopment purposes.

The system will also determine the amount of compensation to be paid to the farmers, where the farmers are to be relocated and identify which farmers need priority. The data will be analysed and fully automated.

To determine the variables mentioned above, the system will receive raw data inputs such as land holding and family sizes.

Currently, the process has been conducted manually, and the data used is old, duplicated, altered and full of errors, according to Sime Belay, deputy director at the project office, which was established to help with rehabilitating displaced farmers. Last July the office launched the construction of building complexes for 420 million Br each in five districts designed for that purpose. “In the rehabilitation process, we need an up-to-date, truthful and continuous flow of information,” said Sime.

At the beginning this month, the city’s Public Procurement & Property Disposal Agency floated a tender and is planning to select a firm to build the database system. The tender has attracted three as of the end of last week.

 

The system is expected to be fully operational in two years as a joint effort between the project office and the City’s ICT Development Agency, which designed the format, interface and features of the program.

Once the data centre is built, the project office will develop the network and infrastructure across the 10 districts, according to Sime.

Currently, a total of 70,000 farmers live in the capital with farmlands mainly in Bole, Yeka and Akaki districts.

Due to the development of the city and the scarcity of land in Addis Abeba, the city administration plans to transform the lives of farmers by offering them different livelihoods, according to Sime.

One of the options to transform their lives is engaging them urban agriculture, including poultry and dairy farms in, according to Sime.

While relocating the farmers, the city Land Development & Management Office prepares a replacement plan for the farmers.The farmlands are generally allotted to those who are relocated from the centre of the city due to infrastructure development, according to Teshome Leta, land development and urban renewal director at the Office, which plans to clear 78ha of land at five different sites in the capital this year.

“This process has been a major source of disappointment to farmers,” Teshome told Fortune. “Now, we’ve stopped relocating residents to other places.”

The City Administration came up with the new plan of settling the people close to their former area, similar to the plan for the La Gare Eagle Hills project, according to Teshome.

The 50-billion-Br La Gare Eagle Hills Project, which was kicked off two months ago, has promised to deliver homes to the current residents without displacing them. Prior to demolishing their homes, the developer will build homes for the residents on the open areas and move them to the new buildings.

Source-Fortune newspaper

The Addis Ababa resilience office announced starting new knowledge Management system in collaboration with Addis Ababa ICT development agency and Addis Ababa City Communication Affairs Office. The project will be finalized within the coming six months. Dr. About Bayu, the Addis Ababa administration, communication technology agency Director, said that after the project finalized the city will be the first user to the new knowledge management system. As for him, the system will organize the practice, research, history and other important documents of the city moderately to deliver for users easily. The project will be addressing a lot of problems significantly, which are the challenges of the fast growing Addis Ababa city.

Ethiopian Press Agency

Source- https://www.facebook.com/ethiopianpressagency/photos/a.504616456356374/1202465076571505/?type=3

 

 

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