Summer Work Program (SWP) is underway in Anseba region in a satisfactory manner, according to Mr. Kifle Solomon, coordinator of the program.
Keren, 23 July 2010 – Summer Work Program (SWP) is underway in Anseba region in a satisfactory manner, according to Mr. Kifle Solomon, coordinator of the program.
He explained that the activities involve the construction of embankments and terraces, digging of holes for planting tree seedlings, gardening, and renovation of roads, micro-dams and water reservoirs. More than 4,000 students are taking active participation in the campaign being undertaken in 42 stations, in addition to about 166 agricultural experts and teachers.
Reports indicated that sufficient economically beneficial tree seedlings have been made available from the Halhal and Anseba River nursery stations.
Mr. Kifle further stated that the tree seedlings that were planted last year through the Program have already mushroomed, and that reforestation activities are gaining momentum as a result of the growing public awareness.
The Administrator of Debresina administrative area, Mr. Yikaalo Asgedom, on his part stressed the significance of the SWP in providing conducive ground for students to share experience and develop the culture of hard work.
Meanwhile, lecture was given to students on the effective utilization of water and land resources, as well as ways of preventing soil erosion.