The Ministry of Agriculture organized a workshop from 25 to 26 October in Asmara to finalize the draft animal health proclamation.
Asmara, 26 October 2018- The Ministry of Agriculture organized a workshop from 25 to 26 October in Asmara to finalize the draft animal health proclamation. The workshop was in continuation of the similar workshop conducted from 18 to 19 October.
At the workshop in which representatives from the six regions and line ministries as well as experts of animal science took part, Mr. Tekleab Misghina, D. G. of Regulations and Control at the Ministry of Agriculture, indicated that over 80% of the Eritrean population leads its life through agriculture and herding and that the animal health proclamation attests to its significance.
Pointing out that the Ministry of Agriculture in the past 20 years has been designing various proclamations and regulations to ensure the contribution of animals in the national economy, Mr. Tekleab said that speaking about animal health is speaking about human health. Mr. Tekleab went on to say that the participation of experts in such a workshop has significant contribution in finalizing the animal health proclamation.
The draft proclamation that comprises 149 chapters includes the process that should be taken to prevent and control animal diseases, prevent the harm that may occur on humans due to animal diseases, regulating the import and export of animals as well as other relevant issues.
Eritrea is member of the World Animal Health Organization since 1994.