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Central Regional Administration Awards Villages For Role In Environment Hygiene

The Central regional Administration, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, has awarded six villages in the region that are promoting environment hygiene through proper use of toilets.

Adi-Shimagle, 22 February 2011 – The Central regional Administration, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, has awarded six villages in the region that are promoting environment hygiene through proper use of toilets.

The award winning villages are Adi-Habteslus, Adi-Shimagle, Adi-Mer’awi, Adesefeda and Senjbluq from Berik sub-zone, as well as Dembe-Zawl from Serejeka sub-zone.

The Administrator of Berik sub-zone, Mr. Mengsteab Fissehaye, said that the awarded villages carried out community-based activities towards avoiding pollution in water sources, and thus effectively preventing the environment from pollution.

During the awarding ceremony held in Adi-Shimagle, the Administrator of Central region, Mr. Kahsai Gebrehiwet, handed monetary prizes and certificates to the villages. He also commended the villages for taking community-based initiatives that needed to be emulated by other localities.

The head of the Health Ministry’s branch in the region, Dr. Werede Mesfin, said on his part that diseases resulting from lack of environmental sanitation have now been avoided thanks to the community-based initiatives.

Similar program is also being carried out in other 38 villages, according to reports.

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