Addis Ababa November 12/2012 Various development projects are underway in pastoral areas of the country with nearly one billion Birr, Minister of Federal Affairs, Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam said. The Pastoralist Affairs Standing Committee of the House of Peoples' Representatives evaluated plan for 2005EC. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Shiferaw said the projects are underway in four regions namely in Somali, Afar, Oromia and South Ethiopia Peoples' States. The Minister said the projects significantly contribute to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists. He said the projects are in the areas of basin development, capacity building and also voluntary villagization program, among others. Standing Committee Vice-Chairperson, LijAlem Wolde on his part stressed the need to undertake activities in environmental protection, ensuring the benefits of women and youth and also prevention of HIV, according the Information and Communication Directorate of the House.
Source: Government of Ethiopia