Eri-TV – Agriculture – Vitamin A for Children – 315 Graduated Students


Eritrean Tigrinia Video News from 27 June 2013 by EriTV Zena

Highlights:

  • Mendefera – Community elders from the sub-zones of Senafe, Adi-Keyih, Tserona, Mai-Aini, Segeneiti and Dekemhare have called for more tête-à-tête encounter as it constitutes a remarkable cause in fostering mutual understanding between communities and government institutions.
    Eri-TV News - Agriculture Conference in Southern Region of Eritrea
    They made the call during a seminar with the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, which was conducted today in Dekemhare city with a view to sharing views with the inhabitants concerning agricultural development and related issues.In the course of the seminar, the Minister gave detailed briefings on the ongoing national programs as regards soil and water conservation, enrichment of water resources, agricultural development and wildlife, among others.

    Moreover, the participants of the seminar put forth views and conducted in-depth discussion regarding several issues.

    One of the seminar participants, Rev. Siele from Tserona sub-zone noted the vitality of direct discussion and transparency pertaining to creating goodwill in connection with government programs, and called for further focus to this end. In the same vein, Hajj Siraj from Senafe sub-zone called on the inhabitants to back up government programs focusing on food security.

    Mr. Arefaine also expressed the Ministry’s readiness to organize such occasions in the future.

  • Asmara – Reports indicated that a campaign targeting immunization of children under 5 years with Vitamin-A is underway nationwide since yesterday.In this connection, the Ministry of Health has called on parents to take concerned children to nearby health stations or temporary immunization outreach sites, and disclosed that the campaign would continue until the 30th of this month.

    Mr. Mengis Isaac, head of nutrition department in the Ministry’s branch in the Central region, indicated that the process involving distribution of Vitamin-A nutrients has been stationed at 90 health institutions and temporary sites.

    Vitamin-A is essential for preventing some causes of blindness and strengthening body immunization against measles and forms of diarrhea, thus giving rise to the importance of conducting such immunization venture as a sound means of combating the 8 mortal diseases in connection with under 8 children.

    Among mothers, Ms. Kierya Abdulwasie and Ms. Misgana Tesfai expressed conviction that the society has acquired remarkable awareness regarding the consequences of Vitan-A deficiency, and voiced satisfaction with the free medical service.

  • Asmara – A total of 128 students who have been attending 2-year courses in Agro-Mechanics, Animal Science, Plant Science, Soil and Water Conservation, as well as Irrigation in Hagaz School of Agricultural Technique have graduated with certificate.Speaking at the graduation ceremony in which the Administration of Anseba region, Mr. Gergis Girmai, and the Chairman of the of the regional Assembly, Ms. Asha Mahmoud, took part, Brother Aron Eyob, Director of the school, lauded the graduates’ hard work, and called on them to further strive in career development.

    Mr. Girmai Estifanos, head of curriculum development in the Ministry of Education, equally urged the members of the graduating batch to supplement the knowledge they have acquired through work exposure for better professional competence.

    A representative of the graduates commended the school staff for investing on them heavily, and expressed his colleagues’ readiness to back up national development endeavors.

    Meanwhile, 187 students, 91 of whom comprise females, graduated with certificate from Don Bosco Technical School in Dekemhare pursuing the streams of Auto Mechanics, Construction, Woodwork, Electricity, Electronics, Metalwork and Surveying. Speaking on the occasion, Father Kidane Semere, School director, pointed out that the graduates could be beneficiaries of such training in line with the government’s commitment towards raising the production capacity of nationals. He went on to explain that the number of youth beneficiaries of such opportunity has shown visible growth.A representative of the graduates asserted that they would serve the people with dedication.

  • Asmara – Residents of various Administrative areas in the Central region are carrying out popular campaigns involving renovation of roads and plantation of tree seedlings.Reports indicated that the residents of Kushet and Tsaeda-Kristian quarters, Berikh sub-zone, planted seedlings and built fences to the flourished ones.

    Mr. Amhatsion Girmai, explained that the planted tree seedlings have been susceptible to animals, and that such shortcoming could be overcome in line with the Administration of the Central region’s supply of the necessary items to this end. Moreover, Mr. Kesete Aron, agriculture expert in the sub-zone, called on the residents to take good care of the planted seedlings.

    Meanwhile, the residents of Geza-Banda area in Asmara have renovated a road in collaboration with the Administration of the Central region. Ms. Almaz Abraha, Administrator of the area, stated that the road has been causing major transport problem, and lauded the residents for renovating it through mobilizing financial and labor resources.

    Among the city residents, Mr. Isaac Bairu, Ms. Mulu Gebru and Mr. Semere Woldesilasie expressed satisfaction with taking part in the community-led venture.

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