EEPCo says construction of power generation projects creates job opportunity
Addis Ababa, June 19, 2010 (Addis Ababa) -
Eight power generation projects, which would be constructed in the coming five years will create job opportunities for graduates of higher learning institutions in Ethiopia, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) said.
EEPCo CEO, Mihiret Debebe said expansion of energy sector development ensures the successive economic growth being registered in the country.
Mihiret was speaking in Jimma Town of Oromia State on Saturday at the graduation ceremony of Jimma university students.
The university graduated on Saturday 1,850 students with bachelor’s degree and masters degree in regular and continuing education programs.
Mihiret, who was guest of honour at the event, handed over the degrees to the graduates and awards to outstanding students.
He said the government has been working in particular to further enhance domestic investment.
EEPCo is one of the main organizations, which create jobs in the country, he said, adding, construction of a single power plant creates jobs for nearly 5000 graduates.
He said construction of eight power plants is expected to create jobs for thousands of graduates in the coming five years.
Efforts will be exerted to work jointly with universities in the country on issues related to conducting research on energy development and building capacity of students, among others, Mihiret said.