The inhabitants of various administrative areas in Halhal sub-zone have now access to potable water supply thanks to the remote area-centered development strategy. Halhal, 10 June 2011 – The inhabitants of various administrative areas in Halhal sub-zone have now access to potable water supply thanks to the remote area-centered development strategy.
Accordingly, the inhabitants of Melebso and Mai-Awalid expressed deep satisfaction with the introduced service and said that drinking water from unsafe sources along with cattle would be no more. They also recalled the hardship they used to encounter in traveling long distance to fetch water.
The head of economic development in the sub-zone, Mr. Berhane Kahsai, indicated that the available service-rendering institutions, especially potable water supply project have enabled the local inhabitants to get relieved of nomadic way of life. Such facilities are also making vital contribution to the setting up of villages, and that over 70% of the population in the sub-zone has access to potable water supply, he added.
Mr. Berhane further explained that running water has been installed in Melebso and Halhale up to the level of residential houses and institutions. Reports indicated that there exist 22 wells in the sub-zone, out of which 12 are providing reliable potable water supply.