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SWP to be undertaken in properly studied sites

The coordinator of the Summer Work Program (SWP) in the Education Ministry, Mr. Fitwi Woldegiorgis, said that the program should be undertaken in properly studied sites so that it may bear fruitful outcome.

Adi-Tekelezan, 8 June 2010 – The coordinator of the Summer Work Program (SWP) in the Education Ministry, Mr. Fitwi Woldegiorgis, said that the program should be undertaken in properly studied sites so that it may bear fruitful outcome.

In a meeting with students of Adi-Tekelezan Secondary School, he stated that the SWP creates conducive ground for students to cultivate the habit of hard work, besides upgrading their educational competence. He further explained that its contribution in promoting sound ecology and reinforce development activities are not to be viewed lightly. 

Mr. Redae Teklai, expert in forestry and wildlife resources in the Agriculture Ministry, on his part stressed the need for giving top attention to the task of tree planting as it is an integral part of the ongoing endeavors to achieve food security.

Noting that 80% of the activities carried out over the past years through the Summer Work Program focused on soil and water conservation, as well as preserving forestry, he pointed out that such undertakings have a vital role to play in enriching underground water resource.

The participants of the meeting adopted a number of resolutions and recommendation highlighting the need for constructing more embankments and terraces, among others. 

 

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