Addis Ababa September 23/2013 (ENA)Ministry of Finance revealed as we speak that it’ll situation invitation for bid to worldwide telecom corporations to award two bidders that take over 40 p.c stakes of Ethio Telecom in October 2020.
The ministry held a consultative assembly as we speak with personal, monetary and IT sectors to get their suggestions on the privatization course of, notably within the telecom sector in the course of the previous two years.
Senior Advisor at Ministry of Finance, Brook Taye informed ENA that the bid might be introduced and all bidders can get info inside the coming 20-25 days.
In keeping with Brook, the federal government has been working in telecom reform to organize a brand new proclamation over the last 24 months.
The bid doc for the 2 new licenses will enable the winners to construct, personal and function telecommunications community, he added.
Finance Minister Ahmed Shide on his half mentioned on the consultative assembly that Ethiopia has been conducting a large and impactful reform within the telecom sector which allows the nation to speed up its digital economic system.
This transformation could possibly be thought-about as an enormous financial departure within the Ethiopian economic system that realizes the prosperity of the nation, he famous.
In keeping with him, the telecom privatization course of is fruitful and undertaken rigorously by inviting Ethiopians and different specialists from aboard in a extremely clear and accountable method.
As telecom has grow to be a heavy business within the trendy occasions, Ethiopia has prioritized this sector to make sure competitiveness, fairness and generate most worth from this sector, Ahmed elaborated.
Some 40 p.c of Ethio Telecom stakes are to be transferred to 2 profitable corporations and 5 p.c might be bought to Ethiopian nationals, it was discovered.
The competitors and the partial Ethio-Telecom gross sales are anticipated to be accomplished by early February, 2021.