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Southern region: Allotted land being properly utilized

90% of the land allotted to nearly 4,000 nationals in Southern region for agricultural, tiessa, residential and business purposes has been properly utilized, according to Mr. Hailemichael Eyob, head of the Ministry of Land Water and Environment’s branch in the region.
Mendefera, 1 February 2011 – 90% of the land allotted to nearly 4,000 nationals in Southern region for agricultural, tiessa, residential and business purposes has been properly utilized, according to Mr. Hailemichael Eyob, head of the Ministry of Land Water and Environment’s branch in the region.

He indicated that the Government is giving special attention to the issue of land, and that over 90% of the demand of the public as regards tiessa land has been fulfilled. As far as the question of land in towns and agricultural area is concerned, however, the task requires thorough study, and as such could not be attained overnight, Mr. Hailemichael explained.

He further stated that out of 10,430 petitions pertaining to residential housing issue in the region, ownership of the 6,122 has been identified and the remaining ones are in the process of clarification.

Reports indicated that land has been allotted for 10,221 nationals in the region for residential and business purposes in urban areas, while tiessa land was allotted to 22,612 citizens and agricultural plots to 1,280 individuals at group level. There are also plans to allot tiessa land this year  to more than 4,700 citizens  in Degralbie, Kudofelasi, Adi-Quala, Tisha, Mendefera, Senafe, Dubarwa, Adi-Shibti, Areza and Dekemhare, respectively.

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