Challenges and Opportunities of Private Manufacturing Investment Firms: The Case of Addis Ababa Kality Sub-city

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Addis Ababa University


This research paper aims to investigate the challenges and opportunities of private investment (manufacturing sector) in kality cub city Addis Ababa. Clear understanding of these challenges will enable policy makers and concerned bodies to develop suitable investment strategies, business models, and processes. To address the research objective 211sampled respondents were selected. A proportional stratified sampling method was used. 211 questioners were distributed; from which 154 sample respondents replied appropriately to the questionnaire. Data gathered were analyzed based on these 154 responses using SPSS 20 software package. Descriptive statistics research design was employed. All out puts were reported using frequency, percentage and mean results. The result indicates that infrastructural challenge, quality problem, lack of access to market, absence of skilled man power and low labor productivity, in-satisfactory credit access, in appropriate legal framework and Bank regulations to get capital for projects are the major challenges. Cheap labor force, excellent climate and, industrial park development are the opportunities for private manufacturing firms in Addis Ababa kality sub-city. Therefore, Reforming Public Education, Build a better educated and trained workforce, Training employees Within Industry, and industry Park Development Program is a useful instrument for effective land usage, eliminate the problems in logistics and custom service, expand investments


A thesis submitted to the department of accounting and finance in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science in Accounting and Finance.


Absence of skilled man power, Addis Ababa, Private Manufacturing firms, Kality Sub-city