ECA commends Ethiopia’s strides in digitizing logistics sector

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“Digitalization of logistics will be critical to match the demand and supply of transport services, thereby reducing the time and cost of delivering goods,” said Robert Lisinge, Chief of the Energy, Infrastructure and Services Section at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
He was speaking on 15 June 2021 during a meeting with representatives of Ethiopia’s ministry of transport and other stakeholders to review and validate a study on the gaps that exist in the digitization of Ethiopia’s logistics sector.
The study, titled “Gap Assessment of Logistics Digitalization in Ethiopia,” was supported by ECA through technical assistance and advisory services to the Ministry of Transport of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia’s State Minister for Transport, Yeshualashet Jemere, who presided over the meeting, expressed appreciation for ECA’s support, stating “ECA has stood steadfastly beside Ethiopia in the country’s drive to modernize its transport and logistics sector. ECA’s commissioning of the study to assess the gap in the digitalization of logistics in Ethiopia was eloquent testimony in that regard”