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Effective programs carried out to reinforce food security initiative in Laelay-Gash sub-zone

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Asmara April 14, 2011- Programs that have been carried out in Laelay-Gash in reinforcing food security initiatives have been found effective, said the head of the Ministry of Agriculture’s branch in the sub-zone, Mr. Negasi Habtemichael. Noting that the population of that region has actively engaged in programs of soil and water conservation, Mr. Negasi said that the water reservoirs that have been built in Shlalo, Gerenfit, Ugumu, Awgaro, Debero and Meflech have ensured a constant access to water. Moreover, he elaborated that in the sub-zone, annual animal vaccination campaigns are carried out regularly and that a commendable result has been registered in the past 20 years in the regard of access to potable water, education, and health and transportation infrastructure.