Ethiopia: Flower company looking to expand from 60 to 100 hectares

Hansa Flowers, the second biggest flower producer and exporter company in Ethiopia, says it has been engaged in various corporate social responsibility activities that benefit the local community.

The company manager Franklin Thomas said Hansa Flower has invested $200,000 birr [7,000 USD] and built an elementary school in Holleta City, Oromia region of Ethiopia. He also told that the company has also built 4 kilometers gravel road investing 75,000 birr [2,500 USD].

In addition, the company also provides school kit to the children of its employees. The company has also been assisting the electrification and water supply for the dwellers living around the farms, according to the manager.

The Dubai-based company established in 2014 with a capital of $7 million has five flower farm sites in a ten kilometer radius. The company has created jobs for some 2,000 Ethiopians on its 60 hectares of flower farms. The company is now planning to increase its farm size to 100 hectares and double its number of employees, according to Mr. Thomas.

Read more at New Business Ethiopia

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