Mendefera, 14 February 2022 – At an activity assessment meeting organized in Mendefera on 10 February, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare branch in the Southern Region reported that in 2021 social welfare programs worth over 86 million Nakfa has been implemented.
According to the report presented at the meeting, 70.5 million Nakfa has been disbursed to families of martyrs, over 1.4 million Nakfa in support orphan children, school material support has been extended to 831 disadvantaged students, small scale trade opportunity has been provided to 15 families of martyrs, and over 520 thousand Nakfa has been extended to 130 families of martyrs.
Mr. Haile, Gebremicael, head of the branch office, said that the programs have been implemented in coordination with administrations, national associations, assemblies, and the Front.
Speaking at the occasion, Ms. Leul Gebreab, Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, called for integrated and sustainable awareness-raising activities to control crimes and offenses being committed by under-age children and for strengthening community-based support to families of martyrs.
Mr. Habteab Tesfatsion, Governor of the Southern Region, on his part expressed the readiness of the regional administration to support the effort to ensure social justice.