Rural development, good governance at the right truck: Executive Committee

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Addis Ababa, 18 January 2014 (WIC) – Current fiscal year past months’ performances in rural development and good governance have been well undergoing, EPRDF Executive Committee.

In its regular meeting, The Executive Committee of Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) evaluated development of integrated irrigation, creation of job opportunities and improvement of good governance.

In a press release EPRDF Council sent to WIC, the Executive Committee found past months’ performances so encouraging.  

Irrigation is well underway in more than 3 million hectares of land in past months’ of the current budget year showing improvements than previous years.

The Executive Committee also confirmed that the need to use all water alternatives, irrigation technologies and various inputs has risen.

The Executive Committee attributed the gains to effective mobilization and participation of the entire people.

According to the press release, the Executive Committee emphasized consolidated efforts of the leadership in all levels in order to scale up the best practices in all corners of the country.

The Executive Committee also urged the leadership to keep up working in collaboration in building well organized development arms in irrigation development.

In connection with creating rural  employment opportunities, assessments have done in identifying the needs and opportunities in various areas, necessary trainings have given,   working places have offered and loans have offered in a better way, the press release stated.

The Executive Committee has also evaluated the improvements in realizing good governance in Federal, Regions and Addis Ababa. 

Good governance is directly connected with weakening rent seeking political economy and ensuring the over-shining of development political economy, the press release stated, adding that the struggle to realize good governance aims to ensure transparent and accountable systems.

Various public forums have so as to facilitate the realization of good governance, the press release indicated, adding that important experiences have achieved from the public forums.

Despite the tremendous efforts to realize good governance in the country, there are still some problems hindering public satisfaction.