Capital Ethiopia Newspaper

Water Ministry reshuffles staff

Six out
Six managers are out at the Ministry of Water and Energy (MoWE), The Ministry dismissed six managers at the Water Works Construction Enterprise (WWCE), a state owned construction firm that controls large governmental projects.
Sources at the construction enterprise told Capital that the ministry office went through the reshuffling a week ago.
According to sources, Taye Segne, Machinery Administration head of Central Garage of WWCE, Wondesen Niguse, Human Resource head of WWCE, Tamrat Girma, head of Maintenance Engineering at Central Garage,Etem Anchi, Finance head of WWCE, Abdulfetah Hussein, Project Administration head and MitselalGebru, Administration head of Central Garage were removed from their jobs. There is no word on replacements except for the administration head Mitselal.
“Some of the removed officials have been appointed to junior positions while some were not re-assigned to other posts,” sources said.
Currently, the enterprise, which is under MoWE, is working on several multi-billion birr water development projects such as the expansion of Fincha Sugar Factory, Rib irrigation project in Gonder, Omorate (Kuraz) dam and irrigation for sugar development and the expansion of the Mojo Dry Port, which was inaugurated today.
Housing and irrigation projects at Tendaho Sugar Factory, the biggest sugar project in the country and other sugar development construction will also be managed by the enterprise.
The enterprise controls large governmental construction projects, a responsibility expected to escalate during the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), the five year plan which will end in 2015. As such its budget is very large and it is also responsible for a large amount of machineries. The total establishment capital of WWCE is 3.7 billion birr of which 205.4 billion birr is paid in cash.