The Governor of Anseba Region, Mr. Ali Mahmoud, called on the public, in general, and members of the People’s Army, in particular, for their unreserved participation in the successful implementation of the development programs in the region.
Asmara, 20 January 2016 – The Governor of Anseba Region, Mr. Ali Mahmoud, called on the public, in general, and members of the People’s Army, in particular, for their unreserved participation in the successful implementation of the development programs in the region. He made the remarks at a public meeting conducted from January 14th to 16th.
Outlining the development agenda scheduled for implementation in 2016, Mr. Ali Mahmoud underlined the need for constructing check-dams in Genfelom, Gengeren, Hashishay, and Himbol Kechech, and for the successful completion of slated dams in Aibaba and Melebso. He also discussed important issues such as the proper distribution of land and relocation of villages in congruence with social service provisions, which will be given maximum attention this year.
The Governor also put emphasis on the provision of quality education, improvement of health services, implementation of scientific approaches in tree-planting, and the upgrading of Keren’s sewage system, among other locally-relevant issues.
Assessment reports presented by administrators of head-offices of the region emphasized the remarkable achievements scored in the education sector despite the issue of school dropouts witnessed in some areas. The report also underlined the achievements registered in soil and water conservation, which includes the construction of dams in Elabered, Hal-hal, Geleb and Adi-Teckelezan subzones as well. They also added that 60 heads of cattle and 560 goats have been distributed throughout the region to enable farmers become to be more self-sufficient.
During the assessment meeting, participants called for maintenance and implementation of water projects, widening the scope of livestock vaccination campaigns, extending training programs to include community based magistrates and preservation of the region’s cultural assets and artifacts in museums.