A meeting was conducted was Anseba region aimed at assessing the progress made in water and soil conservation activities through the Student Summer Work Program last year. Keren, 2 March, 2012- A meeting was conducted was Anseba region aimed at assessing the progress made in water and soil conservation activities through the Student Summer Work Program last year.
Mr. Kifle Solomon, head of the program in the Education Ministry’s Anseba branch office, indicated that the objective of the program was to enrich soil through building terraces and water catchments, as well as develop work ethic on the part of the students. He also said that the participation of female students was great.
Mr. Kifle further stated that in the campaign conducted in the sub-zones of Keren, Hagaz, Elaberid, Adi-Tekelezan, Halhal, Geleb, Habero and Asmat, more than 59 thousands Km. of terraces, and 15 thousand Km. of water catchments have been renovated and constructed, in addition to the planting of 50 thousand seedlings. He also indicated that effective job has been carried out in preparing water pipe lines, collecting stones, construction of reservoirs and assisting families of fallen heroes.
The participants conducted extensive discussion on future work programs to be implemented in their respective sub-zones and put forth a number of recommendations.
Ms. Zeineb Omar, head of social affairs in Anseba region, said that water and soil conservation play significant role in enriching productivity and preserving natural resources.