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Opening Ethiopia's Doors to the World by allowing foreign real estate ownership.

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louis Buyisiwe

Mar 25, 2024

 A Gateway for Foreign Investors

Ethiopia's Economic Reform: A Path to Prosperity  The Ethiopian government, under Prime Minister Ahmed's leadership, has embarked on an ambitious journey to rejuvenate its economy. By proposing changes that invite foreign ownership in real estate and retail sectors, Ethiopia is signaling its readiness to engage more deeply with the global economy. This initiative complements previous reforms in telecommunications and banking, illustrating a consistent drive towards economic openness.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced plans to introduce legislation allowing foreign real estate ownership

Ethiopia is on the brink of a significant economic transformation, as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has announced plans to introduce legislation allowing foreign real estate ownership. This groundbreaking move is aimed at dismantling the barriers to foreign investment in the Horn of Africa's powerhouse, enhancing Ethiopia's appeal as a prime investment destination.


Ethiopia's New Real Estate Legislation: A Gateway for Foreign Investors

In a strategic shift from the current regulations that restrict foreigners from owning any form of real estate in Ethiopia, the forthcoming legislation is set to open doors to international investors seeking residential or commercial properties. This initiative, revealed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on state television, marks a pivotal moment in Ethiopia's economic liberalization efforts.


Abiy Ahmed's Economic Vision: Opening Ethiopia's Doors to the World

During a meeting with prominent taxpayers in Addis Ababa, the capital, Prime Minister Ahmed underscored the government's commitment to revitalizing the nation's economy by welcoming foreign investment in real estate. The move is not isolated but part of a broader strategy to liberalize key sectors, including retail, which has been exclusively reserved for Ethiopian nationals until now.


Ethiopia's Economic Reform: A Path to Prosperity

The Ethiopian government, under Prime Minister Ahmed's leadership, has embarked on an ambitious journey to rejuvenate its economy. By proposing changes that invite foreign ownership in real estate and retail sectors, Ethiopia is signaling its readiness to engage more deeply with the global economy. This initiative complements previous reforms in telecommunications and banking, illustrating a consistent drive towards economic openness.


The Impact of Foreign Real Estate Ownership in Ethiopia

Allowing foreign real estate ownership in Ethiopia is expected to catalyze a wave of foreign direct investment (FDI), spurring growth and job creation in a country with over 100 million inhabitants. This legislative change is anticipated to not only attract international capital but also to foster a more competitive and dynamic real estate market, benefiting the Ethiopian economy at large.

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