Vol 22. No. 14
Saturday, 18th of april, 2015
Pages 8, Price 2.00 NFA
NUEW Reaches Out to Young
Members, Says Chairwoman
Qatar Supports Ministry of Agriculture’s Locust Eradication Programme
The Ministry of Agriculture has
secured around USD 200 thousand from Qatar in donation for
combating desert locust. The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine
Berhe, said that Eritrea is working
on priority basis to combat desert
locust, and that the support would
be channeled for the purchase of
Similarly, Mr. Huruy Asgedom,
Director General of Agricultural
Inspection, stated that due attention is given to the implementation of the program.
In handing the donation, the
Qatari Ambassador to Eritrea, Mr.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Himedi, noted that the Eritrean government is exerting vigorous endeav-
At a meeting in Hagaz town the
religious leaders and youth friends
called for exerting integrated efforts on the part of the community
towards upgrading student competence. Father Gebriel Ukbu, head
of the Catholic Church in Hagaz,
explained the importance of conducting early follow up on students,
and that a new library would be
opened in Hagaz that could help in
the efforts of nurturing competent
students and develop the culture of
reading. Sheik Mohammed Ahmed
Mantai, head of the Islamic Aukaf in
the sub-zone, called on the students
to seriously concentrate in their education taking into consideration the
huge investment the Government is
making for the development of education.
Mr. Mohammed-Ali Bidiho,
member of the Anseba Regional
Assembly, called on the students to
refrain from harmful practices and
focus on their education. Likewise,
Cap. Yohannes Tekle, members of
the youth friends, called on the students to equip themselves with theoretical and practical education and
work for their better future.
The participants on their part
commending for the opportunities
they have been provided, expressed
resolve to become exemplary students. In other related news from the region, the Health Ministry’s branch
in Keren sub-zone, in collaboration
with the Education Ministry, the
NUEYS and NUEW, has organized
promotional activity at Keren Stadium focusing on ensuring mother
and child well being.
Mr. Dirar Gebreab, head of health
institutions in the sub-zone, said
that the event is aimed at promoting
community-led health activities, expanding vaccination coverage, prenatal and antenatal care, doing away
with female genital mutilation, underage marriage and combating
sexual transmitted diseases.
Ms. Letenigus Abraha, Committee member, pointed out that the nation’s impressive achievement in the
health sector attests to the enhanced
efforts being made by the Ministry
and partners.
Activities highlighting the significance of mother and child wellbeing
featured on the occasion.
Up scaling student competence
ors for the development of the
Agriculture sector. In this regard,
the donation is aimed at reinforcing such endeavors, he stressed. The Chairwoman of the
National Union of Eritrean
Women, Ms. Tekha Tesfamichael, said that nurturing
competent young members
and organizing effective promotional activities are among
the priorities of the Union.
She made the remarks during an interview with the
national media. The NUEW
Chairwoman went on to explain that the Union is exerting
the necessary effort to raise the
organizational and economic
capacity of female nationals.
She noted the significance of
women’s active economic participation, and that the NUEW is exerting
persistent endeavors to this end in
collaboration with partners. Eritrean
women are playing active role in the
nation-building process as they did
in the days of the armed struggle for
independence, she added.
Moreover, Ms. Tekha explained
that the tour and meetings by the
Union’s envoy in the United States
and Europe have made it possible
to portray Eritrea’s correct image
and that of the NUEW. The NUEW
Chairwoman went on to remind
members of the Central Council and
pertinent bodies to enhance role with
a view to realizing the set goals. A Rally for Truth, Peace, Justice
and Eritrea in Oakland, CA
Eritrean community members
residing in California, USA, held
a Rally for Truth, Peace, Justice
and Eritrea in connection with
the 13th anniversary of the final
and binding ruling of the EritreaEthiopia Boundary Commission
(EEBC) on border delimitation.
Over 500 Eritrean citizens
and Friends from San Francisco,
Santa Rosa and San Jose cities
participated in the rally chanting
slogans for “Peace and Justice”
and “End of Ethiopian occupation
of sovereign Eritrean territories,
in addition to disseminating brochures and pamphlets portraying
Eritrea’s correct image.
Likewise, representatives of
the event handed memorandum
that was delivered by the Eritrean
Cyclists in Geneva city, to the UN
headquarters and over 5,000 signatures of the participants to the
representative of US Congresswoman, Barbara Lee. Meanwhile,
Coalition of Eritrean-Canadian
Communities and organizations
called on the international community to put an end to UN Security Council Sanction Resolutions and to compel Ethiopia to
immediately put an end its illegal
occupation of sovereign Eritrean
territories. In other related news, Eritrean
organizations in Germany held a
rally in connection with the 13th
anniversary of the final and binding ruling of the Eritrea-Ethiopia
Boundary Commission (EEBC)
on border delimitation and to put
an end to Ethiopian occupation of
sovereign Eritrean territories.
The participants of the rally
have disseminated brochures and
pamphlets in their respective cities of habitat portraying Eritrea’s
correct image and to put an end
to the illegal and unjust UN sanctions against Eritrea.
Moreover, a memorandum was
delivered to the German Foreign
Minister, committee members of
external affairs in the German Parliament, City Mayors and Administrators, Party heads, members of
the German Regional Assemblies,
apart from journalists who were
documenting the event.
Eritrea Profile, Saturday 18th of april, 2015
Could Never Be Riper
Solomon Mengsteab
The history of Africa is dominated by the scars of the wounds
inflicted by the darkest side of human malice. We, Africans, are the
most exploited, humiliated and
tormented people in the whole
wide world. The western world
has committed the worst immoral
and inhumane atrocities which are
too cruel to inflict upon any living thing let alone human being.
For hundreds of years, Europeans
have treated Africans incomparably worse than they treat domesticated or wiled beasts. Even though
slaves were bought and sold as if
they were animals, the dreadful life
they had was far worse than that
of the animals. The slave/colonial
masters hardly tortured, starved,
raped and/or murdered their horses,
donkeys, cows or dogs. The slaves
and servants on the other hand, suffered from these and a great many
more anguishes of despicable callous, in addition to the utter labor
exploitation, under their respective
masters. The details of the torment
Africans underwent in those days
could not have been up until now
or will not have been in any future,
listed and exhibited adequately in
any history books that have or shall
have ever been written.
That was long time ago nonetheless. Time has passed, things have
changed we are not chained and
goaded to the market any more like
beasts. We are neither compelled
to serve Europeans on our own soil
as if they were divine masters. We
are free, have sovereign countries
and once more we are at liberty to
decide what is best for us and lead
our lives as we see them fit. Well,
at least in principle. On the other
hand, in de facto things haven’t really changed. Although time has
passed and the days of slavery and
colonization are officially long
gone, the affliction of Africans
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still persists on; just in different
form, just by different agents. Despite all the flaunting conspicuous
political changes that have emancipated Africa from the colonial
rule, the multi-layered agonies of
its people, if not worsened, have
never been circumscribed. As if
intended and determined to practically demonstrate the enigmatic
paradox of nature, this long awaited and highly expected change, independence, didn’t change the life
of Africans much; hasn’t brought
about that much of independence,
in all forms, whether political, economic, social or cultural. It seems
it is as it’s widely said; the more
things change the more they stay
the same.
All sorts of political systems and
ideologies have been hypothesized
and experimented throughout the
continent. The so called democratic multi-party system, a single
party system, Marxism, socialism,
African socialism, ethnic federalism, all forms of civil and military
dictatorship etc. Yet, the fate of
the people of Africa didn’t vary as
much as the diversity of the systems that have been attempted to
be imposed. Some may fancy arguing that a lot has changed since the
abolition of colonization. Such argument may set its premises on the
fact that the GDP of African states
is much larger than that of the days
if independence. True, today the
GDP of some African countries
may be a lot larger than the others,
there may be a great many rich in
some African nations than the others and there may be a few skyscrapers in some major cities of the
continent. There are even African
multi-billionaires today. However,
the lives of the vast majority of the
people of Africa, the poor, haven’t
changed at all.
The British manage to be among
the major economic and political
powers in the world for centuries under, though constitutional
yet still, a monarchy. The United
States, led by dual party electoral
system applying the state federalism is the contemporary super
economic and political power on
the globe. The ex-Soviet Union
was one of the two power houses
on the face of the earth for almost
half a century during the Cold War
under Marxism. Germany was super power trying to take over the
world under the totalitarian rule of
Hitler. Under a single party system, at the moment the Chinese are
the second largest economy on the
planet growing in an astonishing
rate; expected to surpass the USA,
the leading economic power, with
in the next decade. The list can
go on, world history is filled with
these and many more histories of
economic boom and/or political
heydays of nations under different ideologies led by different political systems. Yet still, despite the
countless attempts on the continent
of Africa to apply all the systems
mentioned above and a great many
more, no African nation was ever
successful in bringing none of the
episodes of such heydays to its
people, as a whole.
Africa is a bountiful continent
concerning natural resources. The
continent is blessed with plentiful
water resources which combined
with the fertile land it possesses
could feed not just Africans but the
entire world. But then, the people of
Africa, not once or twice but quite
often, not in particular area but
almost at every corner have died
because of famine and have been
constrained to be at the mercy of
humiliating foreign alms. The most
sought after minerals such as gas,
gold, diamonds one can just name
it, and they are, without a doubt,
in abundance in Africa. But then
again, others mine these and many
other precious blessings or nature
form our land, refine them with
our labor, pirate and ship them to
their countries greedily and relish
the spoils prodigally. All the while
the majority of the population of
our beloved continent is toiling to
survive in harsh conditions; living
hand to mouth not even on the poverty line but ‘below poverty line.’
Born in the richest continent in the
world and rightfully supposed to
live and die in abundance, Africans
are compelled and cheated into punitive life of drudgery, affliction
and agonizing mendicancy.
Labor is never in scarcity in Africa. Africans possess all the attributes required in good labor force;
ability, motive and skill. To the
opposite of the western world’s cliché implying, and sometimes blatantly inferring, that we are lazy,
Africans actually work very hard.
One of the reasons historians provide for the shipment of hundreds
of thousands of slaves across the
Atlantic by the Europeans was the
physical capability of Africans for
hard work. Even today, western
companies make sure that the most
exacting part of processing the
minerals or agricultural products
they plunder is done here on African soil, and that is not a mere co-
incidence. There is no question to
the motivation of the vast majority
of Africans for hard work; simply,
it is their daily meal. For, nothing
motivates an individual to work
than an impending ominous threat
of starvation and death. Today, the
preponderance percentage of the
people of Africa toil hard just to
manage a daily scrap. Furthermore,
the number of highly educated Africans all over the world makes an
axiomatic statement to the potential
of skill in this tremendous working
force, provided proper education
and training.
Africa has it all, the natural resource, the labor force, the motive,
and the momentarily sufficient and
potentially promising skill. The
only factor missing in the equation
is the conduit to coalesce these into
the desired destination in harmonized collaboration. The combining force that guides all these blessings to make Africa better is a clear
ideology and efficient and institutionalized economic and political
systems. But not facsimiles of the
hackneyed ideologies or replicas of
political systems from abroad; this
time we need something original.
We need an indigenous ideological apparatus and institutionalized
political system born out of it. We
need a new way of doing things
unspoiled by outsiders, an ideology that has its roots, environs and
most importantly motivations on
our own geographic, social, economic and political realities. After
a long era of being dependent and
looking overseas for the solutions
of our problems the time could
never be riper than now to look for
our remedy in our own land.
Eritrea Profile, Saturday 18th of april, 2015
“The Book And The Film “Wedi
Hadera Has Been The Greatest
Gifts In My Life”: Wedi Hadera
expectation. I have been for the first
time to the Cinema Hall and when I
saw many people there to attend the
ceremony I was very proud.
-How did you find the film?
It is fantastic. It tells the whole
story. And I liked the main character
that represented me. He did it very
-What are you doing in AliGidir?
I am in Ali-Gidir as a farmer and I
live there with my family.
-How did you get the nick-name
Wedi Hadera?
It in the 60s. One from our colleagues gave me the name.
-Wedi-Hadera I hope we shall
meet at the inauguration of the
second part of the film and thank
Thank you very much! Vacancy Notice No. 2015/01
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Eritrea invites applications from suitably qualified Eritrean nationals
By: Yishak Yared
There was a special occasion on
Saturday, 28 March 2015. It has
been the inauguration ceremony
of the film “Wedi Hadera” that
has been produced in the form of
film from the book “Wedi Hadera”
written in 1985 by Mr. Alemseged
Tesfai. The film has been produced
in cooperation with the PFDJ Cultural Affairs and the Ministry of
After the end of the film a special guest came to the podium at an
invitation of Mr. Alemseged Tesfai.
That special guest was the owner of
the story Mr. Woldemichael Fitur
(a.k.a. Wedi Hadera). Our guest
today is Wedi-Hadera. An excerpt
of the interview follows.
-Please tell us about yourself?
I don’t actually remember the
year I was born. I am somewhere
in 80 years old. I was born at Deki-Shehai and when I was a child I
moved with my parents to Badime
and I grew up there.
-Why did you move to Badime?
The land is very fertile and as
farmers we went to a better place
for farming. I was there working as
a shepherd.
-What then?
During that time grownups used
to go to the bush for living as part of
demonstrating their manhood. And
I, like others, went to the bush to
live. Such a behavior has been considered as bandits. And people used
to respect you because they took
you as a hero.
-For how many years did you
stay in the bush?
I lived there for about five years.
-The film that has been inaugurated on the 28 of March narrates your history and it has been
first written in the form of a book
in 1985. When and where did you
meet with the writer of the book,
Mr. Alemseged Tesfai?
After he heard my story, Alemseged came to Nakfa where I have
been stationed as EPLF combatant
and he told me that he wants to write
my story. At first I tried to tell him
that I have no history worth to be
written. But he convinced me and I
told him the entire story that I had to
go through.
-How did Mr. Alemseged came to
know about your history?
Once I have been at Seber-Kete
medical center recovering from my
wound. At that time several combatants including the late artist Isaias
Tsegai were there. I used to tell them
my past adventures in the bushes.
And the story reached Alemseged
Tesfai. With that he came to meet
me in 1984 at Jelhanti.
-How did you feel when the
book was published?
I was very much exited. I feel that
was the greatest gift in my life. And
when I saw the film I have no words
to describe my happiness.
-How far did the book introduced
you with the public?
After the publication of the book
many combatants started talking
about me. And after independence a
lot of people talk about me whenever they see me walking on the
-When did you come to know
that the book was to be produced
in the form of a film?
Alemseged called me to Asmara
and told me that the book is to be
produced in the form of a film. I
automatically agreed and wished
them good luck. And I was cordially invited at the inauguration of the
-How was the inauguration ceremony?
It was fantastic and beyond my
for the post of Education Specialist.
DURATION: One year
Under the general supervision of the Chief, Education P—4, responsible for the management, planning, programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF’s assistance on policy and quality education to the Ministry of Education,
assisting the Government in the mobilization of the education sector for children’s learning, development and welfare.
1.Assist the Government in planning, programming, implementing, monitoring and coordinating UNICEF supported education
projects by:
Providing the necessary technical support and skills to plan and carry out effective, efficient and equitable children and
women centered programmes and to more fruitfully utilize external assistance.
Ensuring that education programmes are coordinated with overall development programmes and effects.
Undertaking monitoring and data collection for the evaluation of projects.
Support policy and advocacy in education so that appropriate policies, strategies and actions are adopted to promote EFA
(Education for ALL) attainment of MDG 2 & 3 and the post 2015 SDG, MTSP as well as direct educational programmes to the needs of
disadvantaged children and women so that they benefit from UNICEF’s assistance and national efforts by:
Enhancing the partnership between education and other social sectors.
Initiating, planning and organizing workshops/seminars in relevant areas.
Ensure that UNICEF meets its support obligations adequately and on time by managing and controlling the provision of critical inputs by supervising the maintenance and updating of tools. Contribute to the development of sectoral documents for the CPR and
plans of Action and other programme documents.
Ensure that the Government’s obligations in terms of reporting, monitoring, supervision, provision of personnel and funds for
UNICEF supported activities are being met by:
-Attending meetings to discuss the performance of supported activities and follow-up on mutually agreed courses of action.
Undertaking field trips and reporting findings, identifying operational constraints experienced and recommending actions for
improved implementation.
Ensuring that UNICEF’s inputs are put to proper use as agreed in the plan of operation and plan of actions and the rolling work
plans signed with the Government.
Ensure that other technical resources are fully utilized in UNICEF supported education activities as well as develop and
maintain contacts with national and international agencies as well as other UN and bilateral agencies with a view of enhancing the
complementation of efforts.
Prepare donor implementation and progress reports on the performance of assisted projects as appropriate; prepare programme/project status, reports required for management, board, budget review, programme analysis and annual reports etc.
Initiate and arrange technical support for undertaking surveys, studies, researches and evaluations to better document the effectiveness and efficiency of the education system.
Undertake any other duties assigned by the Head of the Section.
Education: Advanced University degree in Education or Social Sciences or a good first degree in Education or Social Sciences
plus at least seven years of continuous service in the field of education programme planning, management and evaluation. Experience in
a humanitarian, development, transition or emergency context will be an advantage.
Work Experience: Advanced University degree in Education or Social Sciences or a good first degree in Education or Social
Sciences plus at least seven years of continuous service in the field of education programme planning, management and evaluation. Experience in a humanitarian, development, transition or emergency context will be an advantage.
Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of any of the local languages of the duty station will be advantageous
Closing date of Application: Two weeks from date of advertisement
Only qualified candidates will be short listed and invited for the interview. Please mail a recent CV and photocopies of academic
qualifications including telephone numbers or post office box indicating Vacancy Number 2015/01 in a sealed envelope addressed to:
Chief of Operations
UNICEF Eritrea
P.O. Box 2004
Quote: Education Specialist
Please note that UNICEF is a smoke-free environment.
Eritrea Profile, Saturday 18th of april, 2015
Job Title & number required
Mine Foreman (02)ማይንፎርማን
Responsible for coordinating and overseeing mining activities on shift and ensuring optimum utilization and efficient of machinery
and the recovery of commodity bearing ore according to production targets with the assistance of the various mine technical
systems deployed on the mine. Ensures adherence to the Mine Health, Safety and Environmental procedures and legal requirements
Co-ordinates the shift handover by checking physical mining activities and communicates to relevant peers, supervisors and
employees Plan activities in accordance with operational and maintenance schedules (short term production targets) and allocates
Duties & Responsibilities
resources as required by utilizing the fleet management systems capabilities Co-ordinates and monitors mining activities to ensure
adherence to mine standards and operational targets and efficiencies Liaises with internal and external stakeholders of various
mining processes to ensure operational optimization Utilizes the different mining technical systems facilities and functionalities
to monitor, optimize and manage loading, hauling, drilling and support equipment. Gathers, analyzes and trends relevant mining
activities information to compile reports according to departmental procedures and requirements. And as per Job Description.
Excellent leadership and organizational skills. Solid written, verbal communication and group presentation skills, Experience
Skill with MS office software and functional keyboard skills, Excellent working knowledge of all aspects of mining operational theory
including open pit operation. Excellent knowledge of consumable products used in the mining industry including their safe use and
applications. Ability to effectively plan daily, weekly and monthly work activities.
High School graduate with a Demonstrated ability to organize, direct and supervise work.
Minimum of 3-5 years varied operations experience, including supervisory, within an open pit mining environment,2 years’
Experience Required
experience as a Dispatcher of Open Pit Mining Equipment.
Physical Requirement
To be able to pass a full Doctor’s examination. To be available to work in accordance with ZMSC rosters.
Job Title & number required
Mine Services Foreman (01)ማይንሰርቪሰስፎርማን
Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinate all daily operations and tasks involved in the mine operation and services department. These will include, but are not
limited to: Regular daily operation work and mine service road building and maintenance Site waste disposal and reclamation work
Drainage work Special projects, such as Tailings dam, and any other construction projects that require earthworks. Complete all
tasks in a safe, productive and timely manner. Coordinate and manage sub-contractors that may be required to complete the above
operations. Be involved in longer term planning for the above operations. Promote safety to staff within the operation. Complete
area safety inspections as required. Conduct/attend weekly safety meeting. Complete all reporting requirements. Maintain excellent
housekeeping standards throughout the mine. Ensure inspections are completed on contractor and BGC equipment on a daily
basis and risk assessment is completed before commencing new project, or the ones that do not take place often. And as per Job
Good leadership and supervision experience. Communicating skill. Team work skill. Excellent English.
Experience Required
Mine Engineering Degree.
Mining experience.
Physical Requirement
To be able to pass a full Doctor’s examination. To be available to work in accordance with ZMSC rosters.
Job Title & number required
Mobile Equipment Coordinator (02)ሞባይልኢኩይፕመንትኮኦርዲነተር
Duties & Responsibilities
Manage and administrate company mobile equipment’s. Supervise equipment workers in the execution of the duties and
responsibilities. Drive culture of safety at mobile equipment’s. Ensure compliance with all safety policies. Plan, coordinate, and
oversee day-to-day activities and operations of mobile equipment’s. Direct and control mobile equipment maintenance repairs
and shop overhead cost. Ensure compliance with Preventative Maintenance Programs. Monitor mobile equipment service failure
history, identifies trends, and develops action plans to prevent future failures. Coordinate and prioritize repairs for plant.
Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment including measuring instruments. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and
Microsoft Excel. Candidate must have a strong desire to be a part of a start-up/high growth company with an entrepreneurial spirit
and a fast-paced, results-orientated culture.
Knowledge of mobile equipment operating and repair is preferred.
Experience Required
Preferred candidate has 5+ years’ experience in a supervisory or leadership role within the heavy equipment industry.
Physical Requirement
To be able to pass a full Doctor’s examination. To be available to work in accordance with ZMSC rosters.
Job Title & number required
Excavator Operator (07)ኤክስካቫተርኦፕሬተር
Pre-check vehicle prior to start up including checking oil and other fluid levels. Ensure all daily operations and tasks involved in
mine operations are coordinated to achieve production targets in a safe and efficient manner within budget requirements. Complete
all tasks in a safe, productive and timely manner. Coordinate and manage sub-contractors that may be required to complete any
mine operations. Abide by all ZMSC safety policies and ensure employees are in compliance with safety procedures. Attend safety
trainings, as required and ensure employees attend necessary safety training. And as per Job Description.
Duties & Responsibilities
Communicating skill. Team work skill. Experience in operating equipment’s.Training Operating skill.
Driver License.
Experience Required
At least 1 year experience as Excavator Operator.
Physical Requirement
To be able to pass a full Doctor’s examination. To be available to work in accordance with ZMSC rosters.
General Information and other requirements: Place of work: Koka Gold Mine Site. Occasional assignment to other locations. Salary: As per Company scale.
Additional Requirement for nationals: Having fulfilled his/her National Service obligations and provide evidence of a release paper from the Ministry of Defense.
Having finished registration and duty performing for the National Army, and present the release paper or registration card issued by National Army. Provide
a Clearance paper from office of the Eritrean Police and present Medical Certificate from Hospital. Present Clearance paper from the current/last employer.
Only short listed applicants would be considered as potential candidates for an interview. Application documents will not be returned back to the sender and/or
applications should be sent through the Post Office. Deadline for application: 10 days from the day of publication in the Newspaper.
Address: Please mail your applications to: ZARA MINING SHARE CO. P. O. Box 2393. Asmara, Eritrea.
Note to Eritrean applicants: Please send a copy of your application to: Aliens Employment Permit Affairs P.O. Box 7940 Asmara, Eritrea.
Eritrea Profile, Saturday 18th of april, 2015
Bisha Mining Share Company PLC is inviting interested
applicants for the positions of;
Concentrate Screening and Blending Supervisor (01)
Duties and responsibilities
Prestart checks for potafill Screening plant prior to shift start, and solving any
breakdown issues during the screening process. Making sure the potafill is as close to
100% available during the process.
Diagnosing faulty parts for the portafill and having ability to carry out installations and replacements where necessary in conjunction with HME.
Liaising with the operators driver during the shift to ensure that speed of operation is maintained.
In relation to the blending plant after arrival, to report to the commercial manager
on weekly basis the milestones achieved up until the point of commissioning.
Liaise with the Sannong the Chinese supplier to plan the Commissioning date
such that their representative will attend and provide operational training
Determine the human resourcing requirement for all of the areas of this operation.
Namely screening, blending, and bagging for direct sale ore.
Maintain the inventory and keep records of portafill screening plant and sannong
blending plant spare parts and requisition replacements where necessary.
In conjunction with commercial develop a weekly blending and bagging program
including the ratios
In conjunction with commercial develop a monthly logistics plan for dispatch of
bagged DSO to Massawa for supply to end users.
Demonstrate a high level of safety awareness and ensure that such each screening , blending, bagging shift is made a safe as possible for the operators and any other
Plan and coordinate the process flow mobile equipment requirements during the
blending process, and contribute ideas to improve efficiencies.
Profile: Qualifications and Experience
Formal Education,
Certifications or
Diploma of Mechanical Engineering. Certificates
to operate mobile equipment (forklift, Front end
loader, bobcat)
Working Experience –
Nature & Length
Minimum 5 years’ experience working in
concentrate load out facility. Experience in dry
solids blending plant an advantage
Leadership Experience
– Nature & length of
Ability to organize and lead work teams to attend
to the 3 main activities
Other skills and abilities
Must be well versed in English and a good
communicator at a grass root level
General Information and other requirements:
•Place of Work: Bisha.
•Salary: As per Company salary scale.
•Additional requirement for Nationals:
•Having fulfilled his/her National Service obligation and provide evidence of release
paper from the Ministry of Defense.
•Present clearance paper from current/last employer.
•Testimonial documents to be attached (CV, work experience credentials, a copy of your
National identity Card etc.)
•Only shortlisted applicants would be considered as potential candidates for an interview.
•Application documents will not be returned to sender.
•All applications should be sent through the post office.
•Deadline for application: 10 days from the day of publication in the Newspaper
Address: Please mail your applications to;
Bisha Mining Share Company
P. O. Box 4276 Asmara, Eritrea
Note to Eritrean applicants:
Please send a copy of your application to
Aliens Employment Permit Affairs,
P. O. Box 7940 Asmara, Eritrea
Invitation For Bids (Ifb)
The Government of the state of ERITREA has received a Grant from the International
Fund for Agricultural Development towards the cost of National Agricultural Project (NAP) and
it is intended that part of the proceeds of this Grant will be applied to eligible payments under the
contract for the supply of:- Lot.1 Dairy Animals Local Breed (Barka or Hamerenya).
The Eligible bidders should have a professional experience and provide renewed license
for the year of 2014 appropriate for the livestock supply.
3 Bid shall be valid for a Period of 90 days after bid opening, and must be accompanied by
a bid Security of 2% and delivered to Procurement and Supplies Management Unit Office
on or before May/07/2015 local hours 14:30 PM and will be opened on the same date at
15:00 PM Local hours in the presence of the bidders or bidders’ Representatives who wish
to attend.
4. Eligible bidders may bid for a complete lot. Bid for partial lot will be rejected as non
5. A complete set of bidding documents may be collected by any interested Eligible bidder
from the address below.
Ministry of Agriculture, Procurement and Supply management Unit, Sawa Street,
Tel: 181077/76 Fax: 181415, P.O.Box:1048, Asmara, Eritrea.
6. Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at
PM Local Time hrs on May 07, 2015.
The Ministry of Agriculture reserves the right to accept or reject this bid fully or in part if
it finds any option better than this IFB without needing to justify the grounds for it doing
So and Compensation which the bidder may incurred in preparing its bid.
Africa’s Cuba: Eritrea...
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unpredictable and couldn’t be relied upon to
do certain things that Washington might want
to do.”
Denial of Remittance: Violation of Eritrea’s Right to Development
The much talked about 2% Rehabilitation
and Development fund that Eritreans in the
Diaspora pay, also had nothing to do with Somalia; it has been a target of the US from as far
back as 1999 (during the Eritrea-Ethiopia border war). A leaked US diplomatic cable from
Asmara makes it clear that the Americans were
bent on “disrupting the hard currency supply
chain” so that they can “significantly and detrimentally impact the operations of the GSE
[Government of the State of Eritrea]”.
We also read in the Wikileak cables that the
Americans were strategizing with the Ethiopians on this very evil scheme. As the Late
Ethiopian Prime Minister said then, “Isaias’
calculations would be shattered, if the U.S. and
others imposed financial sanctions on him and
particularly cut off Isaias’ funding from Qatar
and other countries and the important funding
from the Diaspora in the U.S.”
Another Ethiopian official repeats in the
Wikileak cables that “cutting off the flow of
money to Eritrea was essential. Particularly,
remittances from the U.S. were a major source
of funding for Eritrea.” The Ethiopian officials
were assured by US Deputy Assistant Secretary
of State Karl Wycoff “that the U.S. remains
committed to achieving a UNSC sanctions regime against Asmara and continues to broaden
the discussion beyond the P3 and Uganda with
a hard push by USUN” and that “USG was
also expanding efforts to undercut support for
Asmara,” noting for example he had been sent
on “a trip to Cairo, Riyadh, Jeddah and other
cities both to promote efforts to undercut flows
of support to Asmara.”
“The USA and Europe are continuing to
bankroll Ethiopia’s defiance and aggression.”
Despite all these conspiracies and hostilities, however, Eritreans believe a long-term
and fruitful relationship between Eritrea and
the other nations in the region is essential for
maintaining peace and security, and fighting
off poverty and extremism in the Horn of Africa. Therefore, Eritreans and their friends are
demanding that all progressives urge members of the UN Security Council to do what is
moral and ethical: to lift these unjust sanctions
against Eritrea.
During the past decade and a half, the priorities of Eritrea have been to achieve food
security, eradicate diseases such as malaria,
decrease infant and maternal mortality rates
and increase access to education to all sectors
of the population. Based on its own and other
independent evaluations, Eritrea has achieved
modest successes in these efforts. However,
Ethiopia’s continued occupation of Eritrean
territories and a de facto state of war is violating Eritrean people’s right to development,
dignity, security and peace. All this has been
made possible because the USA and Europe
are continuing to bankroll Ethiopia’s defiance
and aggression.
Eritreans worldwide are therefore calling
on all progressive peace- and justice-loving
friends and organizations to support their demands for peace and urge their national governments to reign in the lawless minority regime in Ethiopia that continues to wreak havoc
over the lives of the peoples in the Horn of Africa region in general, but the people of Eritrea
in particular.
Elias Amare is a journalist/researcher and
peace activist based in Asmara, Eritrea.
Eritrea Profile, Saturday 18th of april, 2015
Teklehaimanot Yemane
Education: A Powerful Tool To Create
Innovative And Entrepreneuriallocal
Communities In The 21 Century
As far as I am concerned there
are three tools which I appreciate
the most: Education, Technology
and Language. If you think of
these facts in any perspectives,
they are nothing but real precious
tools for life and living. And by
default education is the mother
of the rest. It is in fact the most
influential implement ever formulated to evolvesocieties and communities dynamically. Desires for
National so as global innovations
and entrepreneurship are stimulated by education. Without the right
education, a community remains
blind of growth and prosperity.
Change is imagined by educated
minds. Education is therefore enlightenment for growth and prosperity.
Though it requires a big amount
of financial budget, it is of a primary thing of a nation or a community to invest upon. Keeping
this in mind the state of Eritrea
has invested in education right
from the outset of independence.
Under the theme of ‘education
for all,’ schools along with their
educational facilities have been
constructed in many Eritrean cities, towns and villages. Education
has been made available to every
citizen free of cost. Furthermore,
inorder to face the rapid development of technology, media, and
language diversity, coping with
the current educational demands
of the society, higher educational
Institutions (HEIs) were constructed to inspire national innovations and entrepreneurship
efforts.. To have a profound performance in the workspaces, students and instructors from colleges are made to closely study their
fields in association with stake
holders such us mining companies and renowned industries.
Moreover linking local HEIs with
international universities and Institutions, results in internationally collaborative citizens for
the common good of the world
in general and for the local community in particular. This is at the
core mission of all the Eritrean
HEIs. Educational institutionsone
way or another, play a critical role
in the reformation of societies and
the environment they live in.
International linkage with
stakeholders, foreign universities
and institutions will definitely enhance the academic performance
and professional skill set of students. Keeping this into consideration the National Board for
Higher Education and Research
in Eritrea has linked with a number of universities and institutions
from a many countries like China,
India, Turkey, Russia, Finland,
Kenya and more. Education by itself it’s an exposure – an exposure
for a greater social consciousness.
Such linkages help in reducing
the time required to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship
by exposing students to current
developments and let them think
far beyond.
Taking the Eritrean Institute
of Technology E.I.T.) as an example we can notably see that
the institution is playing an indispensable role in connecting
its students and instructors with
the real world environment. Four
years back, the EIT in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance
has taken the initiative to develop
an in-house Enterprise Business
Application Software which is
named by Eritrean Integrated Tax
Administration System (ErITAS).
Moreover an advanced datacenter
and network infrastructure has
been implemented to support the
business application. Personally,
my involvement in this national
project has rewarded me with an
indispensable professional skill
in the real world and likewise
to my team members. As a team
of developers and IT experts we
were able to explore our potential
gained from our academic Institution, EIT. Engaging young graduates and students in such national
projects creates an opportunity
for further experiments. Such environments are able examining
your current potential so to clarify
what you are required to study in
the future. I know better because
now I have a deeper knowledge
of my professional requirement
tasks in the future.
The Eritrean diverse educational institutions for Science,
engineering, health, business and
economics, agriculture, marine
and medicine are potential factors
for national innovation and entrepreneurship. Our HEIs have many
young people primed for greater
things.To create a renaissance of
a remarkable change, we need to
launch major new initiatives that
will be a focus for investors and
new innovators have to be instigated, while engaging students
and scholars to be motivated to
the fullest..
In order to achieve an evolution
of such kind we need to build educationally aware, technologicaly
equipped and socially conscious
community of innovators and entrepreneurs. And at the very step,
education will of a great necessity.Back before seven years, while
I was working as a mathematics
teacher in Adi-Ugri Secondary
School, as part of my internship,
I was inspired by the social problems I encountered there. It was a
call for me to explore my potential to work harder so as to solve
them by myself.
If there are two words which
encourage development are: innovation and entrepreneurship. It
is therefore the task of education
with a good mix of social context
that inspires innovation and entrepreneurship within the local communities. Invest in education to
invest in prosperity!
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Eritrea Profile, Saturday 18th of april, 2015
‘A House is not a Home,’ elaborated Polly Adler (1900-1962). To
understand this quote, however,
one has to investigate such life
walks experiences. Just last week
I had my best moment with my
friend at Bar Zilli here in Asmara.
This bar which is positioned at a
juncture between Semaetat and
Beirut avenues has its own powers of magnetizing keen individuals. Constructed in a model which
was developed from 1930s radio,
the architectural style of this bar
is one of the triumphing assets
Asmara is proud of. And indeed,
Asmara’s crown of beauty is well
excelled by embracing like this
bar as part of its signaling tiaras.
Historically, bars were not
commonly welcomed homes of
entertainment in 1940s. The traditional beer selling homes—
Enda Suwas—were dominant and
had reserved their great roles.
And as current renowned bars,
Enda Betebet, Enda Venti-Uno,
Enda Kebab, Desta’s and Kedes
homes, were some of the 1960s
well famed homes for selling traditional beers, Suwa. However,
with the diminishing rate of income and other problems, Suwa
homes soon started giving their
role to licensed bars. And with
time, namely applauded bars blossomed in moderate number. With
this historical account was then I
was in bar Zilli.
Every individual young in the
Bar had, no matter of its version, a
mobile that rung after such every
limited time. And in regard to technological advancements, I took
a report of the ‘World Economic
Forum’ communiqué which was
then publicized on its 12 February
of 2015 summit. Even though the
discussants acclaimed that technology has created multiple opportunities, similarly, technology
has also been running with great
forces for destroying such other
possibilities. That is why once an
expert in technological synergies
told us that there was no any challenge with technology-centered
advancements, but a new opportunity for creating fresh problems.
In countries like Eritrea, however,
yet, there are great expectations to
armor our lines of living with the
support of such advancements.
And amid this was my cellphone buzzed. Just my friend told
me that he was yet in Nakfa House.
For the sake of God, I was not
ready to undermine such events
with words like ‘aye habesha.
However, I remembered Eritreans
defiant and neglecting stance to
accept the bid of one famous German architectural firm which was
commissioned to design the headquarters of the National Bank of
Eritrea in the first independence
years. And to say a spade is a
spade, the firm proposed that the
most ‘prestigious’ location for the
building was the site in front of the
current Eritrean Airlines office, or
just across Daniel Fast Food till
the road that heads away to the
Mufti’s headquarters office.
And as a bombshell to those
who pay interesting glance in such
architectural and urban legacies, a
grotesque 14 storey glass building
with numerous smaller structures
around it, occupying four blocks
of historic Asmara’s, was proposed. And over this, the central
building was, as clearly witnessed
in the architectural firm’s blue
print, to remain the tallest to be
was the dream. However, many
opposed the proposal and denied
it unequivocally. As a result of this
is, therefore, the National Bank of
Eritrea which is located near Daniel Fast Food has been saved from
such ‘urbanizing’ initiatives but
Wisdom Begins In
Wonder: Once At Bar Zilli
ruining omens.
Unfortunately, even the Cultural Assets Rehabilitation Project
has delimited all buildings which
are located within the 4 square kilometer perimeters in Central Asmara as a zone in which ‘banned to
incept, to change complete designs
or to construct other buildings’ in
2001, Asmara has still remained
with some buildings which let the
city to have heart-stabbing scar
in its alluring face. Nakfa House,
Red sea Trading Corporation, the
Blue Building, Housing and Commerce Bank of Eritrea are some of
the buildings which were built in
ad hoc decisions. Therefore, keeping architectural aesthetics of Asmara and other cities expect to pay
higher glance on how to create an
integrated podium for harmonized
urban development.
Meanwhile, my friend arrived
with one well packaged book.
It was a book entitled ‘Eritrea
Remembered.’ This book which
came as a result of the efforts that
were activated by the Peace Corps
Volunteers who had such great
time in Eritrea in 1960s is really
an impressive chronicle. Even
if I write a song about Asmara,
a dirge of care for celebrating
Mendefera’s agricultural possibilities, or even if I walled words
of poem about Keren or Adi Keih,
yet, I am referring to their own
respective residents. Just persons
are creators and mentors of cities
beautification. Therefore, in this
book which was published in December 2011, Wayne Kessler who
had devoted a two years time in
Adi-Tekelezan voiced that:
“People say that Abeba was our
home-maid. But she was a good
mother. One day, she wanted to
prepare a meal for us but when we
declined, she rummaged around
and produced six eggs for me to
take to Laurie in California. I almost cried.” (Returning to our Fu-
Bar Zilli
ture, Eritrea Remembered, edited
by Marian Haley, p.13, December
2011) Of course, like those moms
who live with their angelic characteristics, fathers who are yet hopeful of the every coming future,
children who love to play fairly
are there on the streets, in that
home and at that corner. Hence,
what kind of books are, therefore,
going to explain Eritreans pain,
love, desperation, care, patience,
entangled challenges they had,
moments they created and of their
intact culture of hospitability?
Wisdom begins in wonder. From
1889 till 1991, indeed, just for 101
years, Eritreans were enforced to
join the tactically deformed war,
and, in the late thirty years heavy
wars, they waged determining
struggle thereby to shatter such
colonial forces. And triumphantly,
all other colonial pillars collapsed
after a new era has signaled in
the country. In connection with
this therefore, I had just debated
with my friend on a critical question which was once raised by
Ahmed Kabana on his exclusive
book ‘The Art of Incursion and
Deferring Societies from their Life
In this book which was published in 2013, Ahmed advocated
that war plays vital role in creating
a hallmark in peoples’ mind which
would then be a source of all polarizing ideological differences, culture of killing and abusing others.
However, this evidently proved to
be a mere coverage in regard the
culture and art of Eritreans. Why?
Just wisdom begins in wonder!
Yosief Z. Abraham
Eritrea Profile, Saturday 18th of april, 2015
By: Elias Amare
MONDAY April 13, was the 13th
anniversary of the ruling of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission
(EEBC), and the continued illegal
occupation of sovereign Eritrean territories by Ethiopia since then. Also,
it’s been well over five years since
the US engineered unjust sanctions
at the UN Security Council against
Eritrea in late 2009.
In a “Global Action Day of Resistance,” Eritreans and their friends
worldwide held rallies, online petitions, cycling tours, etc., to protest
these injustices against Eritrea, a
country in the Horn of Africa that
many progressive analysts are recognizing as the “Cuba of Africa.” In
the US, Eritreans in the Bay Area,
California, held a protest rally in
In Europe, more than twenty five
cyclists from ten different countries
(Canada, Denmark, Eritrea, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the
UK), starting in Goteborg, Sweden,
stopping over ten German and three
Swiss cities, are rode over 1700 km,
highlighting along the way the truth
about Eritrea and its people and how,
despite repeatedly being wronged
by the west, the country is forging
forward and has become an oasis of
peace and harmony in the Horn of
The demands of this Eritrean
Global Action Day of Resistance
- An immediate and unconditional
implementation of the 13-year old,
final and binding, boundary decision and an end to Ethiopia’s illegal
occupation of sovereign Eritrean
territories, including the town of
Badme; and
- An end to the illegal UN sanctions imposed on Eritrea in December 2009, which have long been
proven to be based on totally fabricated and falsified “evidence” by
Ethiopia and its handlers.
Africa’s Cuba: Eritrea Endures 13 Years
Of Illegal Occupation And Sanctions
African Unity (OAU), now the African Union.
The Algiers Agreements, brokered and authored by the US State
Department, called for the delimitation and demarcation of the EritreaEthiopia border and that punitive
actions would be taken against the
party that did not abide by its treaty
The independent and neutral Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) delivered unanimously
its final and binding delimitation
decision on 13 April, 2002, and because of Ethiopia’s intransigence
the Commission, which was ready
to demarcate the border physically,
was forced to publish its virtual demarcation decision on 30 November, 2007. Eritrea had fully accepted
the decisions; Ethiopia, however,
has rejected it calling it “totally illegal, unjust, and irresponsible” and
has refused to abide by the EEBC’s
demarcation directives.
Ethiopia, in breach of international law and its obligations under the
Algiers Agreement, continues to occupy sovereign Eritrean territories,
including the town of Badme, the
casus belli for the conflict. As the
EEBC had stated it in its final report,
“Ethiopia has so persistently maintained a position of non-compliance
with its obligations in relation to the
Commission.” Furthermore, Ethiopia
has failed to comply with the Commission’s Order of 17 July, 2002,
that required Ethiopia to “return to
Ethiopian territory of those persons
in Dembe Mengul who were moved
from Ethiopia pursuant to an Ethiopian resettlement program since 13
April, 2002.”
Ethiopia continues to occupy sovereign Eritrean territories, including the town of Badme, the casus belli for the conflict.
four years, the UN Security CounBaidoa by air with arms and ammuGroup’s 2013 report, the Russian
cil should terminate sanctions imnition during the same period.”
Permanent Representative, Ambasposed in 2009 by UNSC resolution
“Eritrea has refused to be subsador Vitaly Churkin, dismissed it as
servient to misguided US policies
“dishonest and politically motivatThere is no, and there has never
for the region.”
ed.” Besides China and Russia, the
been “intelligence, real or fabricatThis US-Ethiopia conspiracy
Group’s report was also dismissed
ed,” that links Eritrea to any form
against Eritrea gets as far as the US
by Norway, Italy, and South Africa.
of extremism in the Horn of Africa
giving an approving nod to Ethiopia
Even the Somali Government itself
other than what the Ethiopians proto employ terrorist groups against
has wholesale rejected the Monitorvided the Somalia-Eritrea MonitorEritrea. One of the Wikileak cables
ing Group’s report.
ing Group. All evidence indicates
says: “Meles said one option would
Both UNSC Resolutions 1907
that most of the fabrication against
be to directly support opposition
(2009) and 2023 (2011) were inEritrea has been generated by Ethiogroups that are capable of sending
cubated in the U.S. and hatched in
pian operatives at home and abroad,
‘armed propaganda units’ into EriEthiopia. US Ambassador Donald
its highly-paid lobbyists in Washingtrea. Meles said that the groups with
Yamamoto is quoted by one of the
ton, D.C., and other capitals, as well
the most capability to operate inside
Wikileaked cables admitting that the
as the Ethiopian minority regime’s
Eritrea are those ‘that you don’t like
US had “advised the Prime MinWestern enablers.
from the lowlands, like the Keru’
ister and his senior leadership …
As for the Somalia-Eritrea Moniwho he said would be ‘much betany case against Eritrea should
ter able to survive in Eritrea.” This
UN Sanctions: a Travesty of
is a jihadist terrorist group that had
charges levied by Ethiopia would
murdered a Canadian geologist in
be viewed only in the context of
Though the pretext for the unjust
cold blood in western Eritrea and is
their border conflict.”
UN Security Council sanctions on
responsible for the March 20, 2015
adEritrea, first on December 23, 2009
attempt to sabotage at the Canadian
opted under the false accusations or(Resolution 1907) and the other one
owned Bisha gold mine in Eritrea in
chestrated by the US using Ethiopia
from December 5, 2011 (Resoluright
the vicinity of the area the Ameriand
tion 2023), were to “serve” peace
discans and Ethiopians were talking
accusation from Ethiopia, Ambasand security in Somalia, as the past
about 5 years ago.
sador Vitaly Churkin of Russia said,
Ethiopia’s Occupation: a Threat
five years have made it clear, pun(its
All these US hostilities against Er“the
preto Regional Peace
ishing innocent Eritrea based on
stem from the fact that Eritrea
sented with convincing proof of EriThe Algiers Agreement was
false premises has neither brought
to be subservient to mistrea’s involvement in that incident.
signed in December, 2000, in Algepeace to Somalia nor security to the
guided US policies for the region.
We have not seen the results of any
ria by President Isaias Afwerki for
Horn of Africa. The very forces that
As Professor Richard Reid, a history
inEritrea and by the late Prime Minorchestrated lies against Eritrea are
behavprofessor at SOAS, University of
deed there was one.”
ister Meles Zenawi for Ethiopia and
still wreaking havoc in the region.
London, put it, US policy is biased
On the accusations from Kenya,
witnessed and guaranteed by SecreFormer US Assistant Secretary for
in favor of Ethiopia and against Erithe
adtary General Kofi Annan on behalf
African Affairs and veteran Ambascompletely
trea “for all sorts of reasons” one of
mitted that it “has found no evidence
of the United Nations, Senator Reno
sador Herman Cohen said it well a
them being:
to substantiate allegations that EriSerri (EU Special envoy for the
year ago:
“Eritrea was seen as a bunker
Horn of Africa) on behalf of the Eu“Those of us who know Eritrea
they were less easy to conand ammunition by air in October
ropean Union, President Abdelaziz
well, understand that the Eritrean
had a more reliable
and November 2011. No evidence
Bouteflika of Algeria, President
leadership fears Islamic militancy
military perhaps. Their policy was
to substantiate the allegations that
Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, Secas much as any other country in
more directable and perhaps preone
Baidretary of State Madeleine Albright
the Horn of Africa region. … In
dictable. Whereas Eritrea, from the
oa International Airport between 29
on behalf of the United States, Secview of the absence of any intelSecurity
includmid 1990s, it was clearly seen as
October and 3 November 2011, or
retary General, Salim Ahmed Salim
ligence, real or fabricated, linking
representing the Organization for
ing Eritrea with Shabaab for over
continued on page 5
Russia and China. In response to the
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