Women engaged in farming activities in Massawa sub-zone, Northern Red Sea region, explain that the pursuit has created job opportunities to the inhabitants, particularly women.
Massawa, 28 March 2012 – Women engaged in farming activities in Massawa sub-zone, Northern Red Sea region, explain that the pursuit has created job opportunities to the inhabitants, particularly women.
The women disclosed that they could improve the livelihood of their families because of the new opportunities.
Ms Kedija Adem said that gender cannot be a factor for success in every career and that aspiration and initiative hold the key in achieving anything. Ms Kedija indicated that she is leading a settled life because of the job opportunity she has got that her children could concentrate on their education.
Ms Halima Siraj who stated on her part that she has got an opportunity to acquire work experience and develop self-confidence, recommended that women should have an exposure towards jobs so as to understand the values of work and to cope with financial constraints.
Ms Jirom Mesfin, a vegetable farmer, explained that the Dogoli area is convenient for the plantation of various vegetables and crops, and that she has planted 12 hectares of pepper chili, which is in good state. Ms Jirom also commended the facilities put in place in the locality by different governmental bodies.
Dogoli, 20 Km north of Massawa, has 1,000 hectares of farm land that is irrigated by water sheds from plateaus or rain fall, according to documents of the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in Massawa sub-zone.