Mendefera — Inhabitants of the Southern region expressed that the evenly distributed development programs implemented in the region in 2012 have brought about positive results in the improvement of living conditions of citizens.
The development programs include building and renovating infrastructures, provision of modern equipment, transport and electricity power services, installation of street telephone lines, provision of potable water, as well as vegetable and diary farming and that these have contributed a great deal in filling the gap between demand and supply.
They further indicated that with the investment made on education their children have been able to use modern technology and that they are registering evident transformation in their academic performance.
The inhabitants reiterated that the distribution of selected seeds to farmers in a bid to increase agricultural productivity, reservation of land for soil conservation and developing wild animals along with the provision of training programs for diary farmers have contributed in increase of productivity of agricultural, dairy and honey products.
They further explained that the dams built in the region on the top of alleviating supply of drinking water for humans and animals are also contributing in the development of vegetable farming and that farmers are supplying products to markets in different parts of the country and with that playing due role in the efforts to ensure food security.
They also expressed resolve to reinforce participation in the development programs and preserve and maintain the ongoing Government developmental projects.