Ethiopia unveils plan to transform service delivery in capital

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-16 02:13:02|Editor: yan
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ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia on Tuesday unveiled its plan to transform major service deliveries in its capital Addis Ababa.

As part of the plan, the Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Addis Ababa city Mayor, Diriba Kuma, have signed an agreement earlier on Tuesday that envisages an improved service provision in the capital.

The agreement, which was signed in the presence of high level government officials from the federal government and Addis Ababa city administration, focused on improving service deliveries of 6 sectors, which include urban land renewal, land tenure, issuance of construction licenses, waste management, water supply and one-stop service center.

Desalegn, after signing the agreement, stressed that leaderships at all levels are expected to deliver efficient services for the residents and discharge their responsibilities.

The premier also affirmed the need to put in place a system of accountability so as to address challenges related to mal-administration that is witnessed in the capital Addis Ababa with regards to service delivery.

Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa is known for hosting various international and regional organizations, which include the African Union (AU) headquarters and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA).

The city is also one major tourist destination for the east African country, in which the capital had attracted over 650,000 tourists during the first three quarters of the just completed 2016-2017 Ethiopian fiscal year, according figures from the Addis Ababa city administration.