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Massawa residents engage in soil and water conservation activities

The Ministry of Agriculture’s branch in Massawa sub-zone indicated that the residents of the port city are engaged in soil and water conservation ventures involving the construction and renovation of narrow and wide water diversion canals, as well as restoring erosion-hit areas.

Massawa, 31 May 2013 – The Ministry of Agriculture’s branch in Massawa sub-zone indicated that the residents of the port city are engaged in soil and water conservation ventures involving the construction and renovation of narrow and wide water diversion canals, as well as restoring erosion-hit areas.

Accordingly, more than 800 manpower and around 40 oxen were deployed on daily basis in the undertaking in the areas of Emberemi, Hirgigo and Degoli, and around 5 Km-long water diversion canals have subsequently been constructed.

Among the participants, Mr. Osman Mohammed Idris, Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Saleh, Ms. Awelkier Sead and Ms. Meryem Mohammed-Nur pointed out that the community-based task is part of the endeavors being exerted at national level in this regard. They further disclosed that such previously fulfilled ventures have had good impact in the area, including their livelihood.

Meanwhile, Mr. Saleh Al-Amin, Administrator of Emberemi Area, explained that the ongoing community undertaking is closely related to the community’s mode of living, thus giving rise to growing level of harvest. He also called on pertinent bodies to enhance collaboration to this end.

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