Mines Ministry marks Civil Service Day
Addis ababa July 6 ( WIC) – Minister of Mines (MoM) Sinknesh Ejigu said that the ministry has implemented Business Process Re- engineering (BPR) since the end of 2009 which helped the sector to stand second in terms of securing hard currency following coffee.
Speaking at an event organized to mark the 6th Civil Service Day Sinknesh stressed that the ministry is working towards improving mining export both in kind and quality so that the sector will have a meaningful contribution to the growth of the national economy.
She also indicated that the creation of agents of change in the civil service sector is mandatory to sustain the ongoing rapid economic growth. Sinkinesh further underscored that abandoning rent-seeking mentality from the civil service has a paramount role in realizing social prosperity ensuring good governance.
According to her, the mining sector plays a pivotal role in boosting the agricultural and industrial sectors and ending red tape which had made the sector to lag behind for over three decades should be abandoned.
Participants on their part said that achievements registered since the implementation of BPR are promising but lack of team spirit, transparency and accountability particularly around laboratories still prevail.
Meanwhile, Public Relations Head Bacha Fuji, said that the export earning both from traditional and modern mining has hit over 541 million USD surpassing that of same period last year twofold. (Herald)
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