Issued on: 27 MARCH 2020
Feleg Tsegaye is the founder and president of Deliver Addis, an Ethiopian company that offers online food delivery services in partnership with restaurants.
“A number of the restaurants we work with have almost completely stopped receiving walk-in customers, which majorly impacted their businesses. We’ve already seen quite a few close down for the time being. Ethiopia, being the diplomatic hub of Africa and the base of Africa’s largest airline, is also home to a number of diplomats and expats, many of whom have left Ethiopia, further impacting on the small businesses that relied heavily on their patronage, and will certainly feel their absence. Ethiopia’s experience certainly isn’t unique and we expect that we at Deliver Addis will become much more essential in helping incentivise people to remain at home but, like in most countries, it will be a long road ahead for businesses in Ethiopia.”