The 3rd round of green legacy transplanting program was held by the Dire Dawa administration with the participation of senior government officials.
It is planned to plant 6 billion seedlings in the third round of green fingerprint plantation program in Ethiopia. The green fingerprint transplantation program is being implemented in both Dire Dawa and urban areas.
The Dire Dawa administration plans to plant 2 million seedlings in the 3rd Green Growth Seedling Program, which is part of the Dire Dawa administration with the participation of senior government officials and kebele leaders.
Ahmed Mohamed Buh, Deputy Mayor of the Administration, who was also present at the event, said senior government officials have been able to plant tree and fruit seedlings that are of great benefit to the city and the locals due to the Green Grower Seedling Planting Program. According to Ahmed Mohamed Buh, the tax will be collected and the residents of the administration will be actively involved in the program.
The Dire Dawa administration will plant 2 million seedlings in the 3rd green development program, of which 750,000 will be planted in the forest, 1.2 million will be planted in the forest tree, and another 50,000 will be planted in the post-election period. Ibrahim Yusuf, head of the Dire Dawa Administration’s Agriculture, Mines and Energy Bureau, said seedlings have already been planted in irrigated rural areas of the administration, with the participation of religious leaders, the army, security forces and various sections of the community. He also said that a green fingerprint transplantation program will be carried out.
Burundi is reportedly waiting for the completion of the Grand Renaissance Dam to buy electricity
Addis Ababa: June 30, 2014 (FBC) Burundi is awaiting the completion of the Grand Renaissance Dam to benefit from electricity supply.
According to Alemtsehai, Special Envoy and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Uganda to Uganda, Minister of Water, Energy and Minerals, Engineer Ibrahim Uzei, discussed the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and two issues.
The ambassador said the construction and negotiation of the Grand Renaissance Dam will be carried out in accordance with the timeline for the second round of filling, according to a 2015 memorandum of understanding between the three countries.
He said the development and growth of power supply is unthinkable, adding that while the population of the riparian countries is growing, the supply of electricity should also be balanced, but this has not been possible in most countries.
He said Burundi is one of the largest lakes in East Africa and a member of the Nile Basin, but its supply of electricity is very low. He said Burundi is waiting for the dam to be completed.
In this regard, the Minister stressed the need to create large-scale hydropower projects in countries such as Ethiopia, such as the Renaissance Dam, by providing adequate electricity to the region.
On her part, the ambassador said the Renaissance Dam will address the needs of more than 65 million Ethiopians who are suffering from power outages.
According to information obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two countries discussed cooperation between the two countries in the areas of water development, energy and mining.