Public Notice

Public Notice

Pursuant to the power vested in it under Article 64 (2) of Proclamation No 746/2012 as amended under Proclamation No.1163/2019, the National Bank of Ethiopia is planning to issue a directive on “Risk Based Internal Audit”.

Accordingly, the National Bank of Ethiopia hereby invites any interested/concerned person to comment on the draft directive within one month commencing from the date on which this notice is posted on its website.

Drop your comments at , or send them via the Post Office to Insurance Supervision Directorate at the P.O.Box  No. 5550 latest by November 30,2021.

NBE Issues Additional Exemption on Loan Restriction on October 27-2021

NBE Issues Additional Exemption on Loan Restriction

October 27, 2021. National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) announced today that it has issued additional exemption on loan restriction.
The exemption has been issued for Companies Supplying Petroleum Products in line with an agreement entered with Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise.
According to the notification dispatched to Bank CEOs, the exemption is effective as of today, October 27, 2021.
For the sake of clarity, NBE underlines that this exemption, for the time being, doesn’t include petroleum dealers.
It’s to be recalled that NBE did issue exemptions regarding loan disbursement on October 1, 2021, on five loan categories. 

NBE Issues Additional Exemptions for some loan categories on October 04-2021


NBE Issues Additional Exemption on Loan Restriction

October 4, 2021:  National Bank of Ethiopia has issued additional exemptions regarding loan disbursement.  

In a circular addressed to all banks on Friday, October 1, 2021, NBE has issued further exemptions for the following five loan categories.  

1. loans to buyers of bank’s foreclosed properties availed for the purpose of ensuring loan recovery

2. inter-bank loan buyout transactions 

3. bank staff emergency loans

4. housing loans approved/committed to be provided for employees of companies for the purpose of buying or constructing residential houses (only for committed or approved requests); and 

5. loans approved for sesame producers found in Gondar area for the purpose of ensuring timely harvesting of same. 

The Governor Inaugurates NIB H.Q Building

NBE and Governor get Award
Addis Ababa;    Dr. Yinager Dessie, Governor of national bank of Ethiopia inaugurated Nib International Bank (NIB) building, Saturday September 4, 2021.
Up on the inauguration, Dr. Yinager said that the realization of this building manifests the growth of our banks and our economies.
“I’m very much delighted with such success, and assure you NBE will keep its support for the NIB”  Dr. Yinager added.
With 37 stories, built at Senga Tera, the new building consumed close to birr 2 billion, and took four years for completing the construction. The building gives marvelous architectural views for the district.
On the inaugural ceremony National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) and the Governor, Dr. Yinager Dessie were honored with Crystal Award and certificate in recognition of the contribution they offered.   


SAFARICOM TELECOMMUNICATIONS ETHIOPIA PLC delegates led by Mr. Peter Ndegwa, held courtesy meeting with Dr. Yinager Dessie, Governor of National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) on Thursday, September 2, 2021.  
The delegates, during the meeting, requested the Governor to have support from NBE to enhance their endeavor, and the Governor confirmed that they will have full support from NBE.  He underlined the SAFARICOM to prepare itself to operate efficiently and in a competitive manner.    
Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia PLC is expected to start rolling out telephony services from 2022 and put a low Earth orbit satellite in place that will provide nationwide 4G coverage by 2023.

The National Bank of Ethiopia was established in 1963 by proclamation 206 of 1963 and began operation in January 1964. Prior to this proclamation, the Bank used to carry out dual activities, i.e. commercial banking and central banking.

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