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Adi-Teklai inhabitants demonstrate remarkable communal commitment towards promoting environmental hygiene

The inhabitants of Adi-Teklai village, Berikh sub-zone, have  demonstrated remarkable communal commitment towards promoting environmental hygiene through resorting to extensive use of latrines.

Asmara, 02 January 2014 – The inhabitants of Adi-Teklai village, Berikh sub-zone, have  demonstrated remarkable communal commitment towards promoting environmental hygiene through resorting to extensive use of latrines.

Accordingly, a total of 284 families in the village have become beneficiaries of soak-pit latrines.

Speaking at a meeting conducted to this end, Mr. Girmai Negash, village Administrator, indicated that such achievement attests to the growing communal awareness regarding environmental hygiene.

Likewise, Mr. Berhane Siyum, Administrator of Adi-Gebru and Adi-Teklai Administrative areas, explained that the undertaking could witness positive outcome thanks to the Health Ministry’s sensitization activities and the community’s receptivity and collaboration thereof.  Resort to such latrines attests to a civilized community, he added.

Mr. Abraham Belai, Head of environmental health control in the Health Ministry’s branch in the Central region, noted the merits of disease prevention as opposed to cure, and disclosed that a total of 20,444 families have adopted use of soak-pit latrines in rural settings of the region.

The inhabitants of the village expressed readiness to sustain effective use of latrines.

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