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Popular soil and water conservation activities underway in Asmat and Elabered sub-zones

The inhabitants of Asmat and Elabered sub-zones are engaged in popular soil and water conservation venture with a view to enriching water resources, and thereby raise agricultural output.

Keren, 11 April 2013 – The inhabitants of Asmat and Elabered sub-zones are engaged in popular soil and water conservation venture with a view to enriching water resources, and thereby raise agricultural output.

The inhabitants of Hawush and Shegali Administrative areas, Asmat sub-zone, pointed out that the initiative they have taken is motivated by their past experience to this end, and that higher organization is being witnessed in the undertaking. Among the inhabitants, Ms. Meryem Mohammed Suleiman and Ms. Saedia Mohammed asserted that the community endeavor is making remarkable impact in restoring erosion-hit areas and ensuring environmental stability. Mr. Ibrahim Jimi’e, Administrator of Hawush Administrative area, expressed appreciation for the popular undertaking vis-à-vis its outcome, and said that it would continue in the future.

Meanwhile, the inhabitants of Hadish-Adi, Dembe-Habtetsion, Wasdemba and Deki-Andu Administrative areas, Elabered sub-zone, expressed satisfaction with the new dirt road constructed through the locality, and disclosed that they are engaged in constructing drainage channels along the road so as to prevent it from erosion during the rainy season.

Rev. Gide Haile, Administrator of Dembe-Habtetsion Administrative area, stated that the undertaking in their locality is being conducted 4 times a week through mobilizing 300 manpower. He further indicated that transportation service is being rendered to and fro Keren and Elabered to the locality.

In the same vein, Mr. Fikadu Wolde, head of economic development and in charge of machinery control in Elabered sub-zone, explained that the inhabitants of the 4 Administrative areas are demonstrating active participation in the process as they are the direct beneficiaries of the new road. Furthermore, he pointed out that the undertaking is due to be finalized before the onset of the rainy season.

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