IMG 4678 copySection of Diversified Products of Sugar Corporation started cattle fattening work at Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory and Tana Beles Sugar Development Project.

According to Dr. Freweyni Assefa, Team Leader of Livestock Resource Development of Diversified Products Section the Corporation had started the move in May, 2015 allocating six million Birr. Hence, a modern cattle fattening station, which is made ready for service in 2016/17 is constructed at Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory.

340 thousand Birr is spent for building an intermediate livestock fattening station at Tana Beles Sugar Development Project and the fattening has started with buying 28 cattle. The Civil and Irrigation Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance Divisions   of Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory and Tana Beles Sugar Development Project have carried out the constructions of the stations using their own capacity, she further added.

“Obtaining additional income expanding our co-products is one of our goals” Dr. Freweyni went on saying and stressed the Corporation’s aim in modernizing the livestock development work and export some of the fatten. 

The fattening work which was started, buying special type of cattle from Borena and Fogera, at Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory and Tana-Beles Sugar Development Project feeding  the cattle molasses, top cane and other by-products will expand to other sugar factories and sugar development projects in the future, it was learnt.

The fattening work has opened job opportunities for five permanent and 29 contractual workers.   


  • Hargetti Deneba Sugarcane Out Growers Associations Inaugurates Building

k2Kessem Sugar Factroy paid more than 9.6 Million Birr to pastoralist sugarcane out growers of Awash Fentaele District. Hargetti Deneba Sugarcane Out Growers Association PLC  has innagurated its building constructed at a cost of more than six Million Birr.

11 sugarcane outgrowers associations have been organized as sugarcane outgrowers at Kessem Sugar Factory among which five of them which have 397 members have get paid over 6 Million Birr from the Factory. The paid amout is to the sugarcane the associations had deliverd to the factory in 2015/16, it was learnt.

On the occasion Factory General Manager Ato Tegenu Genamo said working hard makes the sugarcane outgrowers fruitful and urged other associations to follow suit. 

Benefiting pastoralists on their part expressed their gratitude to the Factory which has drafted a workable strategy to their financial benefit.

Kessem Sugar Factory has prepared irrigable land as well as seed and given to the pastoralist sugarcane out growers in addition to its persistent professional and technical support, the report sent from Public Relations Office of the Factory has indicated.

In related development, Hargetti Deneba Sugarcane Out Growers Association PLC has inaugurated its building built at a cost of more than six Million Birr on May 20, 2017.

The multi-service building has different facilities such as rooms for offices, meeting hall and general store, the report of the Office has also added. 

Hargetti-Deneba Sugarcane Out Growers Association PLC is growing sugarcane on 800 hectares of land and delivers it to Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory.

During the inauguration ceremony, members of the association with good performance have been awarded with certificates, it is disclosed. 


  • The day is also celebrated at all Sugar Factories and Sugar Development Projects

g20May 28, the day on which supremacy of nations, nationalities and people of the nation is confirmed, has been celebrated at the Head Office of Sugar Corporation, Sugar Factories and Sugar Development Projects.

During the event held at the Head Office of the Corporation a minute`s silence and candle lighting program led by H.E Ato Endawek Abite, CEO of Sugar Corporation, had taken place in memory of the martyrs.

Speaking on the occasion the CEO said May 28`s victory is the result of the sacrifices of thousands of martyrs.

Ato Abera Mammo, Operation Executive-Assistant presented discussion points under the titles “Characteristics of Ethiopian Federal System, Process and Successes of Building Democratic Unity” and “Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as a Pioneer of May 28`s Fruits”. Attendants of the event held wide discussion chaired by Ato Melaku Alehegn Executive Officer of Public Participation & Development  of the Corporation.

On a related development the day is also celebrated at all sugar factories and sugar development projects with various activities. 


Untitled 5Bahir Dar University has opened a new campus at Tana-Beles Sugar Development Project as of May 12, 2017.

The University has opened the campus in collaboration with Human Resource Management and Factory Operation Divisions of the Project. According to the report of the Project`s Public Relations Office, the University has enrolled students in extension programs in three disciplines. The move benefits members of the community in need of higher education a great deal, the Office further disclosed.  

During the opening ceremony of the campus, the University`s Technology Faculty Vice Director, Assistant Professor Yonas Mitiku said that the opening of the campus is a good opportunity to the Project staff as well as the local community and underlined for the proper exploitation of the great opportunity. 

He has also said the three departments opened at the Project venue are highly inline with the Project`s current as well as future needs.

The University graduates students with first and second degrees in Computer Science, Automechanics Engineering and Manufactoring Enginerring, it was learnt.

It has also brought more than 30 new computers and set them up at the Project′s Meles Main Campus.

Deputy General Manager of the Project`s Human Resource Division  Ato Henok Belete during the opening ceremony of the Campus has praised the Unversity′s move in opening the campus 250 km away from its location just to benefit the staff of the Project as well as the community around.

According to the Public Relations Office of the Project more than 125 students, lecturerers and adminstration staff have attended the event.

The University`s Technology Faculty has held continuous consultation with the Project`s Human Resource Management and Factory Operation Divisions to creat a forum of  university-industry ties, it was disclosed.

Ethiopian Sugar Corporation Staff Take Training in IFRS

12222Ethiopian Sugar Corporation in collaboration with the College of Business and Economics of Addis Ababa University has organized a capacity building training program on International Financial Report Standards to its staff of finance.  200 employees from existing  and  audit six sugar factories and three sugar development projects including the head office have attended the training in two rounds.

During the opening of the training program, College Dean Dr. Yitibarek Tekle welcomed trainees and thanked the accounting and finance department staff on facilitating such a platform for industry and academic linkage. Ethiopia is currently heading towards a system of capital intensive industries that needs internationally accepted Financial Report, he also stated. He went on to explain that organizing such trainings is vital as IFRS will help employees scale up their attitude to the global Financial Report Standard.

IFRS is originated in the European Union with the intention of making business affairs and accounts accessible across the continent. The idea quickly spread globally as a common language that allowed greater communication worldwide. Although only a portion of the world uses IFRS, participating countries are spreading all over the world rather than being confined to one geographic region. Currently, about 120 countries use IFRS in some way.

Two hundred employees of Sugar Corporation have taken part in the three round IFRS training program held at Addis Ababa University.