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Invest in Kaffa Zone!

Kaffa zone has a total area of 10602.7 square kilometer and it lies at an altitude ranging from 500 to 3500 meters above sea level. The total population of the zone is 858600 (2007) with a population density of 90 persons per Kilometer Square. The zone is sub- divided in to ten woredas namely: Gesha, Chena, Gimbo Menjieo, Tello, Cheta, Bita, Gewata, Saylem & Decha woreda. As regards the agro climatic condition, out of the total area that the zone has, Dega shares 11.64%,Weynadega 59.45%, and Kolla shares 28.91%. The mean annual temperature of the zone ranges from 10.1 to 27.5°Cand the mean annual rainfall of the zone ranges from 1001 to 2200 mm. Of the total area of land, that the zone has, 23.1 percent is cultivated, 31.54 percent is forestland, 6.03% grazing land, 24.9% cultivable land and the remaining balance is uncultivable land. The agro – ecological condition of Kaffa zone is very suitable for the growing of coffee, tea, spices and other crops.
Bonga is the administrative center of the zone situated at a distance of 449 Km. south west of Addis Ababa. Topographically it lies at an altitude of 1650 meters above sea level and has a Woyena dega type of climate. Its average annual rainfall is 1750 millimeters. Bonga town is one of the 22 towns identified as autonomous provisional city in the region. In order to facilitate the socio- economic development of the town, it is structured in to 3 kebles. The town has all infrastructure facilities vital for the implementation and operation of industrial activities. Presently, the town receives an electric supply from a diesel generator source. It has a pipe water supply, banking, and telecommunication facilities. The main high road that stretches from Jimma, to Mizan town passes via Bonga town. To promote the involvement of private sector in industrial investments an industrial zone with an area of 40 hectares has been facilitated. The lease price of land in the industrial zone of the town for industrial investment is Birr 0.10 per meter square.

Why Invest in Kaffa Zone

• Conducive climate, Adequate rainfall, perennial rivers flowing through the year, Fertile land
• Industrial Raw materials are produced in large amounts
• Roads are constructed to the areas which are identified for irrigation
• Industrial zone is demarcated in the capital town
• Supply for social services such as health & education is very minimal.

Feasible Investment opportunities for both Domestic & Foreign investors

• Coffee Plantations, Spices Production, Oil Crops, Horticulture, Sugar cane, Forest Development, Animal Farming,
Social & Others Services
• Health & Education Services, Lodges, Resort Hotels, Star Hotels, Tour Operation Services, Cultural Articles, Transport Services, Restaurants & Recreation Services
• Coffee Pulping & Hulling, Construction Material Manufacturing, CoffeeRoasting & packing for export, Oil Factory, Leather Products Manufacturing, Agricultural Implements Manufacturing, Hide & Skins

Industrial Projects Studied By IPS
Project Profile
Potential Woreda
Bee wax processing plant Bonga zuria Bonga
Carbon black Bitta Bita genet
Clove oil extraction Tello Ada
Turmeric processing (as adie in fabric & food industry) Sylem Yadeta
Solar water pumps Bonga zuria Bonga
Black and green tea processing & packing Bitta Bita genet
Cloves processing & packing Saylem adeta
Cordomons processing & packing Menjewo Adikaka
Oat flour and flake Menjewo Adikaka
Sesame oil Decha Chiri
Bolts & nuts Bonga zuria Bonga
Bricks manufacturing Chena Wacha
Natural rubber latex from rubber tree Tello Ada
Brooms, Brushes and handles. (For clothes, Painting, shoe polish etc) Decha Chiri
Cases, Boxes, crates, drums, pullets & similar packing of wood Bonga zuria Bonga
Laminated wood/formica Bonga zuria Bonga
Particle board Gewata Keboch
Seasoned wood Gesha Daka
Wooden frame for paintings, photographs, mirrors or similar objects Bonga zuria Bonga
Biodiesel Bonga zuria Bonga
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