First and for most I would like to wish all a happy and prospers new year. as we close out 2009 and as 2010 begins to down, it seems like a great time to reflect on what we have accomplished, the journey we have taken to get to where we are and the plans we have for an exciting bright future.
I would like to start by telling you how much I appreciate each members of yeabzer esayas trading plc and that I recognized we wouldn’t be where we are without the contributions made by each and every one of our employees and also all stakeholders. thank you!!
Now I would like to explain what our company has accomplished so far; first and for most, we have provided job opportunities for more than 130 employees of which 80% are females thus encouraging female participation in the workforce of this generation throughout the country. Generating foreign currency becomes among the primary problem that our country faces at the moment which we must overcome. That being said our company plays its role in reducing such a big problem by exporting a large amount of gemstones to various countries across the globe which in turn generates a large amount of foreign currency that this country needs desperately. This is not achieved in a single day that is because our products must be compatible in the international market, as soon as we identified this gab we have engaged in pioneering value adding process in our production of gemstones that would not only make them compatible but attractive and saleable both in the local and international markets. In doing so our company benefits the country by promoting Ethiopian opal, Sapphire, emerald and other gemstones locally and internationally to increase awareness and their sale.
Also we are providing different products and services in one place so that customers can easily access them, enhancing customer satisfaction. Moreover, working with government in order to achieve government’s strategic plans towards improving tourism, export and culture. In addition, we have also open a new restaurant which provides both local and international food and beverage.
The most intriguing plans that are now being executed and those that are in their early stage of execution must be explained thoroughly. First of all we plan to aggressively exporting goods to different countries to better enhance export that would play a prominent role in the local economy, thus increasing foreign currency. This would also embrace increasing our number of employees, by broadening our operations in terms of expansion on existing operations and by establishing new form of operations, in which majority of those employees are to be females.
And now most importantly we engage in establishing car assembly company which will have a great impact in reducing import in such cases. Yabzer Esayas trading Plc do not stop at this but also have a plan to establish a health TV channel that would be broadcasting health related issues thus enhancing awareness in preventing diseases and to improve health status across the country. Regarding increasing export we have also a plan to export coffee, as you all are aware that Ethiopia is among the leading countries that export coffee to international market, by involving in this the company would like to play its part in aiding to the economy.
In addition to the health TV channel to establish a pharmaceutical company which will also reduce import in its entirety but combined with the health TV channel it would have a knock on effect in boosting health sector and the societies health. Moreover, to establish a real estate company, not only this would increase the job opportunity to the society but also would aid to eradicate the capital city’s burden of scarcity of housing along with the ongoing government’s effort.
Finally all what we have done, doing and planning to do will never be possible without the continued support of each and every one of our stakeholders! I would also take this time to say a special thanks to a special someone, my wife,
• the mother of my children
• my colleague and my life partner none of this would be possible without you by my side! So thank you very much for everything!
I thank you all for your time!
God bless you all!