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Inhabitants of Libena Administrative area engage in soil and water conservation

The inhabitants of Libena Administrative area, Hamemalo sub-zone, said that they are engaged in a popular venture involving soil and water conservation, as well as preservation of indigenous trees.

Keren, 30 May 2013 – The inhabitants of Libena Administrative area, Hamemalo sub-zone, said that they are engaged in a popular venture involving soil and water conservation, as well as preservation of indigenous trees.

Mr. Matios Lukas, Administrator of the locality, indicated that the undertaking is aimed at the construction of more than 250 Km-long terraces and a number of water diversion canals through the deployment of manpower three times a week.

Among the participants, Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed Jami’e, Mr. Hamd Yasin, Ms. Menesir Ismail and Mr. Suleiman Ismail explained that the accomplishment of the task is expected to have significant impact as regards ensuring effective harnessing of water resources in farming areas. They further expressed readiness to sustain the initiative, and pointed out that the community has already acquired ample experience to this end out of previously accomplished ventures of this type.

Mr. Fitwi Gebremeskel, Administrator of Hamemalo sub-zone, disclosed that similar initiatives have been taken by the inhabitants of various areas in the locality, and that such community-based accomplishments are expected to have a collective positive effect in the nation’s endeavors towards ensuring food security.

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