Frehiwot Tamiru is a chief executive officer of Ethio Telecom, the country telecom monopoly company. She is on the helm since Abiy Ahimed took power in 2018. This Interview has a range of question that you may have liked to know, so please enjoy.
Construction of wooden electric poles on concrete has begun.
Ethiopian Electric Service says it has started to replace wooden electric poles with concrete.
Electric poles are being damaged in different parts of the country due to weather and man-made disasters.
Fana Broadcasting Corporation also conducted a survey of various areas and noticed that the problem was widely observed.
Melaku Taye, Communication Director of the Ethiopian Electric Service, said the institute has started replacing wooden electric poles with concrete.
According to him, work is currently underway in cities up to 50 km from Addis Ababa to prevent the transition from wood to concrete pillars and power outages.
He said network improvement and reconstruction work is underway in seven selected cities, including Addis Ababa, Hawassa, Bahir Dar, Jimma, Mekelle, Dire Dawa and Adama.
He said electricity has recently caused loss of life and property in various parts of the country.
To alleviate the problem, he asked the public to call the 905 toll-free hotline and the nearest branch of the institution before damaging the poles that it deems potentially dangerous.
He said there are 905 free landlines that can handle 80 calls at a time to receive messages.