The Gash Barka Assembly held its 15th regular meeting on March 12th in the city of Barentu.
Asmara, 16 March 2016 – The Gash Barka Assembly held its 15th regular meeting on March 12th in the city of Barentu. The meeting was held under the theme ‘Forestry and Wildlife Conservation is Everyone’s Responsibility.’
In a report presented during the event, Chairman of the Assembly, Mr. Osman Mohamed Ali, made detailed briefings on the achievements registered and the challenges encountered in regard to regrouping of villages. These include deforestation, potable water supply, traditional mining and its consequences, collection of taxes from livestock and farmlands, as well as popular campaigns and preservation of culture and values among others.
Sectoral Department Heads in the Region briefed participants on the development programs undertaken last year.
Furthermore, members of the Assembly held discussions on various issues and made recommendations on enhancing efforts to conserve forestry and wildlife, and to reduce mother and child mortality rates through the construction of appropriate facilities for expectant mothers and other patients.
Mr. Fesehaye Haile, Governor of the Region, addressed the Assembly.
The Gash Barka Assembly has 59 members.