At an assessment meeting which the Administration of the Southern Region conducted this week, it was disclosed that major development projects were implemented over the past 5 years that are playing significant role in improving the people’s standard of living.
Mendefera, 29 October 2010 – At an assessment meeting which the Administration of the Southern Region conducted this week, it was disclosed that major development projects were implemented over the past 5 years that are playing significant role in improving the people’s standard of living.
Speaking at the meeting, the regional Administrator, Mr. Mustafa Nurhusein, pointed out that assessing work performance is vital and serves as a stepping stone for effectively implementing future programs.
A report presented at the meeting indicated that the dissemination of the information system was put into effect, in addition to nurturing skilled manpower in this domain. Moreover, it was disclosed that more than 73% of the population of the region has got access to potable water supply.
Research has been undertaken regarding mining sites, reports indicated. All administrative areas in the region have also been connected through asphalt and dirt road, in addition to the introduction of mobile telephone service to a number of areas the reports added.
Furthermore, 136 micro-dams and 256 ponds have been constructed to meet the requirements of potable water supply and expand farming activities. In this respect, the local inhabitants are being encouraged to engage in cultivation three times a year.
As regards education, female participation in schools is on the rise as a result of the wide educational opportunities being provided. In the health sector too, the spread of communicable diseases have been put under control through strenuous efforts.
The regional Administrator said that the work accomplished was made possible through the concerted endeavor of the people and government bodies, as well as associations. He further indicated that the Administration would work for extending modern irrigation farming, expanding rangelands areas, constructing water diversion schemes and the like. Mr. Mustafa commended the effort of the national media outlets in effectively disseminating information about the on-going development drive in the region.
The participants of the meeting conducted extensive discussion and adopted a number of resolutions and recommendations.