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Ethiopia president woos investors in South Africa | Africanews - 2 months ago, 9 Nov 10:18

By: Daniel Mumbere

Ethiopia’s president, Sahlework Zewde appealed to investors in South Africa to invest in her country, arguing that government has deliberately put in place an enabling environment.

Zewde, who was attending the inaugural session of the Africa Investment Forum, held in South Africa, highlighted the projects being done by Ethiopia to attract investment.

“In terms of infrastructure, we have an electric, railway, and the Ethiopian Airlines. All of this helps in attracting investors,” she said.

We have a target to move the country to another level. The main focus for economic growth is making Ethiopia the manufacturing hub of Africa. We plan to be there by 2025.

South African, companies including the telecommunications giant, MTN, have expressed interest in entering the Ethiopian market, that has previously been dominated by state enterprises.

President Sahleowk also noted that the private sector will play a critical rôle in helping Ethiopia achieve its ambitious 2025 economic targets.

“We have ...
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