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Berikh sub-zone: Ensuring environmental hygiene described a prerequisite as regards ensuring water sanitation

The Administration of Berikh sub-zone, Central region, indicated that ensuring environmental hygiene constitutes a prerequisite as regards ensuring water sanitation.

Asmara, 09 December 2013 – The Administration of Berikh sub-zone, Central region, indicated that ensuring environmental hygiene constitutes a prerequisite as regards ensuring water sanitation. It made the remark in connection with the promotional event it conducted seeking widespread introduction of soak-pit latrines in the locality.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tewolde Ainealem, head of social service in the sub-zone, lauded the community’s collaboration in the process, and urged them to sustain such initiative.

Likewise, Mr. Berhane Sium, Administrator of Adi-Gebru village, disclosed that a total of 28 villages have become beneficiaries of latrines of this type, and that resort to this lifestyle constitutes a characteristic practice on the part of a civilized community.

Dr. Tesfai Solomon, head of the Health Ministry’s branch in the region, stated that the implementation of the program got underway in the year 2008, and that around 31,000 families are in a position of being beneficiaries of soak-pit latrines. He also lauded the role of social service heads and local administrators in connection with the achievement.

Among the beneficiaries, Taha-Nur Mohammed Seid, Ms. Zewdi Tewoldemedhin and Mr. Abraham Hagos noted the importance of the program in promoting community wellbeing, and called on the remaining villages to emulate the community’s initiative to adapt community behavior in such a way that affects health positively.

The Administrator of the Central region, Mr. Kahsai Gebrehiwet, conferred certificates of merit to the exemplary villages thereof, and said that more endeavors would be exerted in connection with the program.

Meanwhile, the inhabitants of Shiglet Administrative area, Mogolo sub-zone, are carrying out sustained efforts regarding environmental hygiene, according to reports.

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