It is to be recalled that following the retirement of the COMESA Leather and Leather Products Institute’s (COMESA/LLPI) two senior staff (Mr. Zewdu Kebede, Programs Coordinator and Dr. Tadesse H. Mamo, Training, Consultancy and Extension Expert) the vacant positions were advertized in all member States, and there was a rigorous selection process conducted by the Board of Directors of the Institute.


Mr. Nicholas Mudungwe and Prof. Mekonnen Hailemariam, are now, respectively, the new Programs Coordinator and Institutional Capacity Development and Consultancy Expert of the Institute.

The Staff of the institute welcomed the two new appointees at a tea reception held on January 12, 2017 at the Institute’s Cafeteria.

Mr. Mudungwe in his thank you message praised the Lord and expressed his deep appreciation for the inbuilt Team Work spirit and culture that he has witnessed within the Institute. He said that the significant achievements of the Institute in facilitating the development of the leather sector in the region which were/are recognized and appreciated at regional and global levels were the fruits of the Team work. He promised to continue in the same path and contribute his level best to further strengthen it.

Prof. Mwinykione Mwinyihija, Executive Director of the Institute, who graced the occasion by his presence, made brief speech on the selection process and how the two winners performed during the process. He wished success for the new appointees and called all the staff to continue to uphold the achievements and even take them to newer heights during the new year 2017.

Mr. Mudungwe Making Thank You Speech
Welcoming Cake
Prof. Mwinyihija, Welcoming the Programmes Coordinator
Prof. Mwinyihija, Welcoming the Institutional Capacity Development and Consultancy Expert
Partial View of the Reception Event
Partial View of the Reception Event

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