EQA to honor nine organizations with excellence PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 April 2012 08:15

The Ethiopian Quality Awards (EQA) organization will honor nine organizations with excellence award on Sunday April 8, 2012.                                                               Briefing journalists here on Wednesday, Dr Admassu Tsegaye, board chairman of EQA, said nine of the 52 organizations that took part in this year’s competition will be awarded the excellence trophy. The winners of the excellence award will be announced during the second National Quality Award ceremony which will be held at Hilton Hotel on April 8.

Initially, 150 organizations showed interest by taking the application form. According to the board chairman, 36 organizations made it to the second round after the first assessment and field visits were conducted in these organizations by members of the technical committee.

Service providers both for profit and non-for-profit, manufacturers and those engaged in the construction sector are eligible for the competition.

“The award is offered to organizations on the basis of an assessment result of the applicant’s performance against an excellence model,” Sultan Mohammed, chairman of the technical committee, said.

The award includes the prestigious excellence award. Participants can also look forward to merits award as well as appreciation and participation certificates.

“Participants benefit from promotions, with improved quality they will be more competitive and benefit from the feedback summary of their strengths and rooms for improvement they receive from EQA,” Dr Admassu, who is also president of the Addis Ababa University (AAU), said on the occasion.   

EQA was founded in January 2008 by Addis Ababa University and Walta Information Center (WIC) as a non-for-profit organization but was registered as a Private Limited Company. As of March 5, 2012, the organization is transformed to a foundation.

EQA’s managing director Michael Melaku told WIC recently that the move will enable the organization to sort out its financial issues once and for all.

The organization held its first national quality award in 2009. Then only three organizations (Documents Authentication & Registration Office, MIDROC Gold Mine Plc and Harar Brewery SC) became the first recipients of the Excellence Award.



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