A new micro-dam is under construction in Gizgiza administrative area, Hamelmalo sub-zone, at an expenditure of 5.6 million Nakfa.
Gizgiza, 28 May 2011 – A new micro-dam is under construction in Gizgiza administrative area, Hamelmalo sub-zone, at an expenditure of 5.6 million Nakfa.
Over 70% of the project which is aimed at easing potable water supply problem and promoting irrigation farming has been accomplished, according to the supervisor of the project, Mr. Abdalla Mahmoud.
He explained that once finalized, the micro-dam is expected to irrigate the nearby 30 hectares, and thus meet fruits and vegetables demand in the area. A study has also been undertaken to cultivate the area through modern farming techniques. Mr. Abdalla further indicated that about 100 people are engaged in soil and water conservation activities on a daily basis so as to prevent the micro-dam from silt deposition.
The local inhabitants stated that they were compelled to travel over 20 kilometers to fetch water from the Anseba river, and as such the project would bring about fundamental solution in their lifestyle.
The Administrator of the area, Mr. Mohammed-Idris Ahmed, said on his part that soil and water conservation activities are being enhanced in the area and commended the active participation of the local inhabitants to finalize the micro-dam before the onset of the rainy season.