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Inhabitants of Adi-Gulti and Adi-Chiendog engage in soil and water conservation undertakings

The inhabitants of Adi-Gulti and Adi-Chiendog villages, Areza sub-zone, said that they are engaged in soil and water conservation undertakings.

Areza, 12 June 2013 – The inhabitants of Adi-Gulti and Adi-Chiendog villages, Areza sub-zone, said that they are engaged in soil and water conservation undertakings.

Accordingly, more than 300 manpower has been mobilized in the community-led venture which is being conducted on daily basis since last September. The undertaking has given rise to removal of sedimentary deposit from a pond within the locality, besides construction of terraces and water catchment walls, as well as a dirt road.

The task witnessed use of machinery which was made possible through the community’s fundraising amounting to 150,000 Nakfa, and more than 25 Km-long terraces have been constructed so far, according to Mr. Kesete Haile from the Administration of Adi-Gulti area.

Among the inhabitants, Rev. Afwerki Zewoldi, Ms. Abadit Araya, Mr. Kesete Gebrehiwet and Ms. Wudase Tesfasilasie expressed conviction that the accomplishment of the task would make remarkable impact in enriching water resources in the area.

Meanwhile, reports indicated that the inhabitants of Adi-Halo, Debarwa sub-zone, are carrying out similar popular undertaking with a view to restoring erosion-hit farming areas. Out of the participants, Ms. Ezgiamn Asfaha and Mr. Tsegai Zere disclosed that the community has so far built terraces within the land plots and environs of 20 farmers.

 

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