Merkato on the ground Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Posted: December 22, 2015 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa
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  • Merkato being the largest open market in Africa, has diverse value and heritages, historical artifacts and goods.
  • Merkato is the same for all rank and file in all walks of life.
  • Merkato is a melting post of social and cultural interactions.
  • In #Merkato you spend so much time in shopping attributed to the non-existence of official price tags on the goods and commodities.
  • Merkato the business hub of the nation at the center of the capital Addis Ababa draws people in thousands from every corner of the nations.
  • Merkato pace maker for Business people.
  • In Ethiopia economy, if Merkato sneezes, all market places of Ethiopia catch cold.
  • Merkato is a significant hub of commercial activities of the country. It hosts a number of wholesaler, distributors and retailors that supply various items even to the remote areas of the country.
  • Merkato the principal financial center of the country, and some dub as the “Wall Street” of Ethiopia.
  • Merkato has been traditional “Wall Street” with regard to setting the price for many of the manufactured and consumable goods distributed locally.
  • Merkato is much more than a market place.
  • Visiting Addis Ababa for the first time tend to believe that their visit to the city cannot be complete without catching the firsthand impression about this particular place.
  • Looking at the hustle and bustle around merkato, it is difficult to get the impression that all roads lead to Merkato.
  • In Merkato the hustle and bustle; the pushing and pulling; the shoving and dragging, take place ceaselessly.
  • Merkato is probably one of the rarest place in Addis Ababa where cars and people share the same road literally pushing each other for space.
  • Merkato has become a central hub of business not just for the city, Addis Ababa but the entire country. It is also a central place where distributions of goods take place.
  • Merkato, the busiest corridor of the Addis Ababa.
  • Merkato, is a famous place where tourist never want to miss in Addis Ababa.



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