Project Proposal for establishment Computer business and cyber net cafe| |
Dilla City Administration |
Jan, 2013 |
Executive Summary With the support of UNDP, the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has been implementing a project, entitled “Local Economic Development” (LED) in 20 localities of 5 Regions (Oromia, Amhara, SNNPR , Tigray and (Hrari and Diredawa)). These 20 localities are as follows: Oromia: Adama, Ambo, Bishoftu, Chiro, Metu, Shashemen; Amhara: Debre Markos, Debre Birhan, Gonder and Dese; SNNPR: Hosana, Dilla, Arba Minch, Mizan; Tigray: Adwa, Alamata, Axum and Shire; Harari: Harari City and Diredawa: Diredawa. The main objective of the project is to enhance the capacities of Regions and Woredas to promote pro-poor economic growth and sustainable livelihoods, through investments, employment creation and targeted economic interventions. The project has 2 main intervention areas to achieve the objectives, these are: (1) local capacity development for creating enabling environment; and (2) creating jobs opportunities. The project is aligned with the strategies of the region and localities; setting up an inclusive microfinance system, providing employment opportunities to unemployed youth and women, providing job-related skills development training to youth, construction of infrastructure, and others. In line with the GTP (5 year National Development Plan), the project has been supporting the local governments for pro-poor growth and economic development at local levels, by creating enabling environment and promoting jobs creation.
In view of the above background, participatory assessment of the locality’s LED potential was conducted and a five year LED strategy and viable interventions were developed for harnessing the potentials. In this regard, micro viable projects, which are geared towards improving the income and employability of vulnerable youth and women groups, were identified for the year 2013 based on results of a pre-feasibility study conducted by the LED team for Dilla. To this end, Dilla computer business and cyber net cafe is one of the viable projects that are identified and endorsed by the LED stakeholders in Dilla.
Dilla computer business and cyber net cafe provides Internet service, photo copy, scanning, writing binding as well as an area for to meet together in a casual environment under an economical manner. There is no preliminary capital injection. The business intends to obtain finance from external equity in the amount 100,000, for which the application will be for commencing work on shop renovation, equipment purchases, and as operating cash flow. The finance acquired through this business proposal will allow successfully opening and operating as a computer business and cyber net cafe. A comfortable and innovative environment is provided to the customers with a casual atmosphere. Operations in year one will generate a regular customer base that will allow it to be self-maintained in year two.
Project Over view
This project is showing little expansion from the past recent years. However this expansion is concentrated only in the capital city and other main cities of the country.
Currently in Ethiopia computer business and internet was mostly constructed only in the areas of large cities of the country.
Availability of computer business and cyber net café of Dilla city is not adequate. But when we seen the importance of this service at the mentioned places it is the very necessary service, because as long as there is availability of university and other educational institution will give an opportunities.
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