PM vows more federal government support for Gambella

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Addis Ababa, 30 April 2014 (WIC) – Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn vowed more federal government support for Gambella are the region marks its 100th year founding anniversary.

The premier made the vow during a meeting he held with dwellers of the Gambella region which focused on development and good governance issues.

Residents expressed appreciation to the government for the huge improvement in provision of clean water, electricity, access to road and communications within the region.

Responding to requests from participants on the need to hasten infrastructure projects currently lagging and on the need improve good governance aspects, Hailemariam promised his government would give due attention to address the issues.

The premier also said the federal government will continue to provide capacity building measures to enhance the capability of regional government agencies.

Gambella town, the seat of Gambella regional state, has been marking its 100th year anniversary since April 28, 2014 with various activities aimed at promoting and carving a better future for the region.

“Many cities in the country have long histories, but only managed to witness all-round development after the introduction of a decentralized and democratic federal structure,” Hailemariam also said in his speech during a ceremony held inside the Gambella Stadium.

Gatluk Tut, chief administrator of Gambella, on his part said the recent development recorded in the region stem from ensuring sustained peace. He thanked the federal government for the continued support in this regard.

The celebration will continue till May 1, 2014.

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