PM Abiy Inaugurates Hallala Kella Resort

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has inaugurated Hallala Kella Resort, which is part of the national ‘Dine for Nation’ project.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has inaugurated Hallala Kella Resort, part of the ‘Dine for Nation’ of the Koysha projec.

PM Abiy, accompanied byTagesse Chafo, Speaker of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), regional chief administrators and top government officials, has inaugurated the resort.

The construction of resort, completed in less than tow years, has exhibited both indigenous and modern architecture designs, it was learned.

The resort contains presidential and modern bedrooms, where the Gibe III Hydropower’s manmade lake, lying in front of it, will be of captivating sight.

The resort is expected to play significant role in creating jobs to the community in the area.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

UN Lauds Ethiopia for opening Up Routes for Evacuating Int’l Personnel, Foreign Citizens from Sudan

The United Nations Special Envoy for Horn of Africa appreciated Ethiopia for opening up its routes to evacuate international staff and foreign citizens from Sudan and called for international support.

Briefing the diplomatic community and representatives of international organizations recently, State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mesganu Arga said that Ethiopia has been processing the massive evacuations of nationals of 50 countries from Sudan based on their request.

According to him, the ongoing evacuation efforts require supports from the international community and relevant UN agencies.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, The UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa, Hanna Serwaa Tetteh noted that a lot of international organizations, embassies, and citizens from other countries are trying to leave Sudan because of the conflict.

“Ethiopia being a neighboring country is one of the countries which is being used by some international actors to try to evacuate their staff from Sudan. And I am very appreciative of the fact that the honorable minister said that Ethiopia is ready to make available Bahir Dar Airport and Gondar Airport for the evacuation of civilians from the conflict in Sudan,” Tetteh noted.

The special envoy also took note of the call the state minister has made for logistics support, for in the future the influx of refugees would increase.

“Even though your country (Ethiopia) has been very generous in opening itself up to be a route for evacuation, if this conflict continues…you will not just see people who are internationals, you will see Sudanese who will be running away from the fighting and who will try to cross the border here in order to be able to seek refuge from being attacked.”

Acknowledging that the evacuation activity puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the finance and logistics of the receiving state, the special envoy appreciated Ethiopia which has always been a welcoming state to refugees.

The situation in Sudan and the massive evacuation process is going to put a lot of pressure on Ethiopia, whose resources are already strained and stretched.

She noted that Ethiopia has resource limitations relating the rebuilding and reconstruction efforts in the northern part of the country.

“Of course, we don’t underestimate what that costs of your country in terms of resources. So we would very much like to encourage the international community to be as much supportive possible to Ethiopia’s efforts to facilitate the evacuation of persons and to also facilitate the reception of refugees,” she stated.

Despite all challenges, the special envoy commended the Ethiopian government for acting as a facilitator by making the airports available for use for evacuation and also the security and logistics arrangements put in place.

She also pledged that the UN will redeploy some of its resources to support Ethiopia’s effort and it will be working with the Ethiopian government as requested to support this effort.

The special envoy also called on the Sudanese forces to back the political process because fighting is not going to resolve anything but it is only going to compound the misery and suffering of the people.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

Delegations of African Four Countries Visit Wheat Cluster Farming in East Shewa Zone

Delegations from Zambia, Niger, Tanzania and Cote d’Ivoire visited wheat cluster farming activities in East Shewa Zone in Oromia region.

The visit was accompanied by Chief Administrator of Oromia Regional state, Shimelis Abdisa and other regional state officials.

The tour is organized to exchange best practices and experiences of Ethiopia in transforming agriculture, particularly cluster farming and development in wheat, avocado, and coffee in Ethiopia.

During its four day tour in Ethioipia, the delegation is also expected to visit various development activities in the region.

Cluster farming is considered as one of the ways by which the country will enhance structural productivity of the agricultural sector, promoting small scale farmers adjacent to one another to work together and produce similar crops in large quantities.

Cluster farming also facilitates, among others, the supply of specific fertilizer conducive for agroecology and enhanced technical support including vital machineries to harvest crops.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency