Human beings have through the course of evolution developed various habits and demanded varieties of services. With governments engaging themselves in building up diplomacies and formation of states to be governed and administered, packages of services flowed impartially. People get access to a health, education, water, insurance, law and order, communication, transportation and many others and hence living standards improved accordingly.
The Hamelmalo Sub-zone is only 15 Kms north from the city of Keren. 36,000 inhabitants whose life rely on agriculture and livestock dwell in the sub-zone. Indeed, the population requires a constant transportation services in order to facilitate their activities from and to surrounding villages and towns. The private sector in the sub-zone of Hamelmalo is making a great role in providing the people with quick and express transportation service yet with some critics on bus fares from users.
Administrator of the Sub-zone, Mr. Yakob Idris, indicated that the education sector in the sub-zone comprises about twenty seven schools, which was only one before independence in Lebena, inclusive to all three levels and a College of Agriculture to provide higher level of education to various students from several parts of the country. The Hamelmalo Agricultural College is creating opportunities of masters’ program for students who need to pursue their studies. It is a fact that graduate students from the college are contributing immensely to the agriculture sector of the country. It is not that hard to imagine how crucial their impacts would be since the nation’s population majorly depends on agriculture and related activities. Currently, each and every district administration possess its own school. Besides, the growing number of female participation in education is promising improvement in recent years.
The Sub-zone of Hamelmalo comprises nine district administrations with about forty two villages within it. The population of the sub-zone is having health service access from three Hospitals (one in Hamelmalo, one in Filedarb and one in Lebena). The population in the area is in a constant move and engages in and out of the sub-zone to make a living and hence more prone to various kinds of diseases that may encounter in nearby areas. It is common to see people get infected with diseases but with the persistent efforts of the Ministry of Health in the surrounding areas it is now possible to overcome and get a full control of the most deadly ones. Many medical procedures are well executing from the priorities of health services concerning mothers and children.
The provision of safe drinking water to the communities is one of the major necessities the government is working on a daily basis. Around 80% of the population gets pure and safe drinking water which has a crucial impact in the health of the people. Most of the villages are accessing pure and safe water from the Anseba River as the government policy is fully proved to meet its target at present time. Communication on its part along with the consistent 12 hour electric power is enabling people to make them at least communicate their wills, even with the limitation.
The Hamelmalo Sub-zone seen before two decades was a station of invaders but through the government day in day out efforts is now expected to solve the pressures created in the big neighboring towns like Keren. The town collectively owns fifty two institutions, where shops, restaurants, snack bars and others are letting its people enjoying a relatively quite simple life. Years back the people of the town used travel to Keren and other nearby towns for shopping and to make other dealings. While now according to the master plan of the town easy access to every sort of service is made possible.
Gatherings of villages is based on plans and some well-constructed infrastructures are a living example. No doubt there will be challenge for any growing area and community, the ultimate goal of the administration presently is stressing on overcoming shortages and transforming them into strengths that guide to further development plans. All of this and the subsequent plans make the administration on the right track of development.