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Inhabitants of Molqi and Agordat sub-zones engage in soil and water conservation undertaking

The inhabitants of Agordat sub-zone as a whole and that of 11 administrative areas of Molqi sub-zone are engaged in soil and water conservation undertaking also involving renovation of dirt roads. Mr. Goitom Semere, in charge of the communal project’s follow-up in Molqi sub-zone, pointed out that the area covered by the venture stands at 470 hectares.

Molqi, 27 March 2014 – The inhabitants of Agordat sub-zone as a whole and that of 11 administrative areas of Molqi sub-zone are engaged in soil and water conservation undertaking also involving renovation of dirt roads. Mr. Goitom Semere, in charge of the communal project’s follow-up in Molqi sub-zone, pointed out that the area covered by the venture stands at 470 hectares.

Among the participants, Ms. Tsigeweini Weldeslasie, Mr. Zerabruk Tsige and Mr. Measho Kiflai, Administrator of Molqi semi-urban center, respectively indicated that they have been engaged in soil and water conservation activities, and thus giving rise to raised agricultural output. They further asserted readiness to step up participation to this end.

Mr. Weldeyesus Tekie, Head of the Agriculture Ministry’s branch in the sub-zone, stated that erosion-hit spots on more than 2,600 hectares have been restored through active popular participation last year, and called on farmers to resort to application of natural fertilizers and crop rotation.

Moreover, inhabitants of Albaniyai are renovating a dirt road linking the village with Engerne.

Mr. Haj Suleman Mohammed, Administrator of Albaniyai area, said that the road has been causing transportation problem due to erosion, and that the popular undertaking would gain momentum in a highly organized manner.

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