ADDIS ABABA – The Cabinet of the Addis Ababa City Administration has reviewed its nine month performance in a meeting convened by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today.
City Mayor Adanech Abiebie presented a report covering a range of issues as well as the measures her administration took to mitigate the cost of living in the capital during the first nine months of the 2021/22FY.
The administration reduced the market link and distributed basic consumer goods to residents through cooperatives, said the mayor in her report.
Her report also showed that the administration has managed to achieve both of its job creation and revenue collection targets for the nine-month period, beginning July, 2021
The administration was able to create more than 340, 000 job opportunities, which is more than 11, 600 higher than the target. The administration’s plan for the period was to create 329, 000 jobs.
The city’s revenues bureau also secured over 43.1 billion birr revenues, collected from direct tax and other sources in the first three quarters of the fiscal year.
The bureau attained 115.5% of the target its officials initially set at 37.3 billion birr.
The mayor also said the city has responded to 101 requests of land for development projects, while distributing 74, 000 hectares of land for investors.
In the same period, Adnanech said the administration could recover 383 hectares of land from landgrabbers.
After hearing the report, the cabinet discussed various issues, including service delivery, land grabbing, housing administration, and land management.
Prime Minister Abiy, finally, gave his comment on the performance report of the city administration and provided directions on issues that needs more be addressed vigilantly.
Following the meeting with the cabinet, Abiy and the meeting participants reviewed backyard farming efforts within the Office as part of the Prime Minister’s urban farming initiative.
The reviewed backyard farming sites, which include fodder and compost production, demonstrate how to conserve water, recycle materials, and overcome space constraints in a way that inspires urban dwellers to forge ahead, according to the PM Office.