June 10, 2013
A group of 30 employees of the Federal Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) visited MIDROC Gold Mine, located in Legadembi area, Oddo Shakisso Woreda, in Guji Zone of Oromia Regional State, around 500 kms. south of Addis Ababa, on May 26, 2013.
The visit was granted as a token of appreciation by Dr. Arega Yirdaw, President of Unity University and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MIDROC Ethiopia for employees of MoFED at the end of an extensive training program conducted in the Gerji Campus of UU. The Executive Training Program, which was delivered for about 90 Secretaries and Record Management staffs of MoFED in November 2012, was based on an agreement entered between UU and MoFED.
The visit to Legadembi was sponsored and organized by MIDROC Gold, member of the MIDROC Ethiopia Technology Group Companies.
The group was unanimous in expressing heartfelt admiration for what they have witnessed in the mining area, and gratitude for the highest leadership of MIDROC Ethiopia Technology Group. The group emphatically noted, “From what we experienced in Legadembi area, we are convinced that Ethiopia, with its potential wealth and hard working people, will prosper and make poverty a history. The determination of the workers as well as the humane and participatory approach of the leadership is worth emulating.”
At the end of the Training Program, the President of UU, and Ato Atlabachew Taddesse, Director, Human Resource Administration Directorate, MoFED, awarded Certificate of participation to the trainees. On the occasion, of the handling over ceremony, Dr. Arega, beside the visit, made public the granting of scholarship for two employees of the Ministry, starting from the coming academic year.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Arega Yirdaw expressed his appreciation for the human development effort MoFED is making in upgrading the knowledge and skills of its staffs.
Ato Atlabachew Tadesse, on his part expressed his appreciation for the training opportunity for all the staffs of MoFED in the indicated fields and for the successful completion of the training program. Ato Atlabachew stated. “We are able to work closely with the first private University in the country, and we have witnessed success in the program we have participated. Further, we are planning to have more of such programs in collaboration with Unity University.”