Few days after publishing its National Transport Policy, Ethiopian Transport Minister, Dagmawit Moges, has unveiled a National Logistics Policy in a bid to position the country as an international investment destination.
The link to the policy is here: National_Logistics_Policy_EN
The Minister in her forward to the new policy states as follows:
“The role of logistics in our day-to-day lives cannot be overemphasized. Logistics plays a key role in delivering basic necessities, such as food, allowing people to survive and flourish. The logistics sector underpins the movement of key inputs and outputs of our economy, such as exporting our agricultural and industrial products to the international market as well as importing vital inputs, such as fertilizer, fuel, and machineries, for our agriculture and manufacturing sectors, which are crucial for our country’s development.
“For a country that is landlocked with a population size of over 100 million and growing, and highly reliant on maritime ports in neighboring
countries for its import and export, the quality and effectiveness of the logistics sector is essential. In recognition of this vital role and to fully harness its potential, the Ministry of Transport has launched various initiatives aimed at improving the logistics sector.
“We have embarked on the modernization of the entire logistics sector, a challenging but crucial endeavor. This policy identifies strategies as well as clear implementation pathways that will support our ongoing modernization effort. This national logistic policy has been prepared with the aim of transforming the sector’s leadership and institutional alignment for effective and quality service delivery, improved private sector’s involvement in the expansion and building of key infrastructures, enhanced sectorial competitiveness and provision of opportunities for job creation, particularly for the youth.
“By leveraging our geo-political position, technological innovations, and strong dedication for change and growth, and by diligently implementing the policy’s key strategies and implementation tactics, our vision is to position Ethiopia as an East African logistic hub and transform our logistic sector into a leader on the continent. .
“I invite all stakeholders, in particular the private sector, development partners and all concerned citizens, to own this policy and join us in our effort to transform the logistics sector for a better and brighter tomorrow”, she noted
Minister, FDRE Ministry of Transport