Ethiopian PM to host a $175,000 per plate fundraising dinner

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will be hosting a fundraising dinner to help secure $1bn for infrastructure projects in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Officials said tickets will be charged at more than $175,000 per person, but further details are unclear.

The dinner hopes to boost foreign investment into one of Africa’s fastest growing economies.

Since coming to power last year, Mr Ahmed has pushed for wide-scale economic reform in Ethiopia.

A video released by the prime minister’s has set out plans for the redevelopment of Addis Ababa, including an expansion of green spaces and retail areas.

Source: BBC