At and annual activity meeting conducted in Barentu on 3 and 4 January it was reported that commendable social, economic, political and cultural activities have been conducted in the Gash Barka region.
Barentu, 06 January 2019- At and annual activity meeting conducted in Barentu on 3 and 4 January it was reported that commendable social, economic, political and cultural activities have been conducted in the Gash Barka region.
According to report presented popular campaigns in which about 400 thousand people took part were conducted, a number of water projects in various sub-zones were renovated, new potable water supply projects were put in place and about 700 km of dirt roads were renovated.
Like wise, elections of area administrators, managing directors and village coordinators were conducted, land distribution for cultivation was conducted and support for families of martyrs and disadvantaged citizens was conducted.
Job opportunities have also been created for a number of citizens in the region at the big agricultural projects in Gerset, Fesko, Ad-Omar, Kerkebet and Banatom and Alebu factories.
Regarding agricultural activities, 193 thousand hectares of land has been cultivated and over 850 thousand quintals of crops has bee collected and abundant animal fodder has been collected.
The reports also indicated that commendable educational and services have been provided from the 485 educational and 79 health facilities.
Speaking at the event, the Governor of the Gash Barka region, Mr. Fessehaye Haile called on all concerned institutions to boost contribution for the successful implementation of the set out development programs of 2019.