OPDO / Kelam Welega / by Meskerem Abera


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OPDO / Kelam Welega / by Meskerem Abera Kellem Wollega (Oromo: Qeellam Wallaggaa) is one of the zones of the Oromia Region in Ethiopia. This breadth is called afterwards the above arena of Wollega, whose western allotment lay in the breadth Kellem Wollega now occupies. Kellem Wollega was formed of woredas which included to West Wollega Zone. Demographics Based on the 2007 Census conducted by the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia (CSA), this Breadth has a absolute citizenry of 797,666, of whom 401,905 are men and 395,761 women. 76,277 or 9.56% of citizenry are burghal inhabitants. A absolute of 159,353 households were counted in this Zone, which after-effects in an boilerplate of 5.01 bodies to a household, and 152,916 apartment units. The two better indigenous groups appear in Kelem Welega were the Oromo (94.08%) and the Amhara (5.13%); all added indigenous groups fabricated up 0.79% of the population. Afaan Oromoo was announced as a aboriginal accent by 94.12% and 5.32% batten Amharic; the actual 0.56% batten all added primary languages reported. The majority of the citizenry were Protestants, with 48.45% of the citizenry accepting appear they accomplished that belief, while 26.9% of the citizenry declared Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity and 23% of the citizenry were Muslim.

Ethiopia’s government has explained that privatisation of the national airline and state telecommunications company is being done to ease the shortage of foreign currency. Ethiopia announced last week plans to open its state-run telecoms monopoly and state-owned Ethiopian Airlines to private domestic and foreign investment. In an exclusive interview with state broadcaster, Fana BC, Dr. Yinager Desie, Commissioner of the Ethiopian National Planning Commission said lower export performance, failure of mega projects to commence production, high demand for imported goods and growing external debt burden have worsened the shortage of foreign currency. displayAdvert("mpu_3") Ethiopia requires more than $13 billion over the coming two years for oil importation, private investment, upgrading of existing projects and for repayment of external debt. South African telecommunications firms MTN Group and Vodacom Group have already expressed interest in taking up investment options in Ethiopia’s telecom sector as soon as it opens up. Desie says the privatised enterprises would generate large amount of foreign currencies to tackle shortage. The commission will therefore give priority to foreign companies in privatising the enterprises as government’s decision is targeted obtaining foreign currency.

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