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Emni-Haili Sub-Zone Registering Visible Urbanization

Efforts to narrow the urban-rural gap and ensure equitable opportunities are bearing encouraging outcome in Emni-Haili sub-zone, according to Mr. Maekele Tesfamichael, head of economic development in the sub-zone.     Emni-Haili, 6 June 2011 – Efforts to narrow the urban-rural gap and ensure equitable opportunities are bearing encouraging outcome in Emni-Haili sub-zone, according to Mr. Maekele Tesfamichael, head of economic development in the sub-zone.

He pointed out that previously there existed no meaningful social services in the sub-zone. Following the strenuous endeavors made in the post-independence period, however, various social services and opportunities have been made available.

Recalling that the local inhabitants were compelled to travel to urban centers to obtain medical treatment, Mr. Maekele stated that at present there exist health institutions ranging from health station up to community hospital in the sub-zone, in addition to schools from kindergarten to secondary level. Electricity and transport services are also available in the sub-zone, he elaborated.

He further noted that modern irrigation system-backed agricultural project is being resorted to in the sub-zone with a view to promoting vegetable farming. To this end, Mr. Maekele noted that effective activities have been carried out focusing on leveling of land plots, soil and water conservation.

Emni-Haili sub-zone with a population of over 80,000 comprises 17 administrative areas, including two semi-urban centers.

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