Safaricom Ethiopia plans to create 1.5 million jobs & support education with its $8.5 mil investment plan in ten years.

March 18, 2022

Safaricom installed a containerized data center in Addis Ababa with a package containing all the infrastructure components needed to create a data center. The features include servers, air conditioning, power supplies, disaster prevention, security, and monitoring systems. It has built the first data center in the Kality district and the second in Safaricom’s headquarters in the Bole area. In 10 years, it plans to install 11 data centers with state-of-the-art technologies throughout Ethiopia.

Safaricom Ethiopia plans to create 1.5 million direct and indirect jobs in ten years. Currently, the company has 321 employees from several countries and hopes to grow its staff to 1000 by mid-2022. In addition to providing improved telecom services, Safaricom strives to modernize education through technology through its $8.5 million investment plan. Safaricom has 150 graduates as employees and aims to employ an additional 450 in the coming three years.

Tewedaj Eshetu, Public Relations and Communications Manager at Safaricom Ethiopia, emphasized that anything that underpins society, like working on youths and a shift towards digitalization, is Safaricom’s focus area to support the national digitalization agenda.

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