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Ethiopia President Girma calls for enforcement of rules on preservation of natural resources
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Ethiopia's President Girma Woldegiorgis urged all concerned bodies to enforce rules and regulations concerning use and conservation of natural resources.
The president made the remark here on Thursday through his representative at relevant workshop that got underway here on Thursday under a topic “Public Consultation Forum of Ethiopia on Peace, Development and Democracy”.
Girma said one of the burning issues of the nation at present is the proper utilization and conservation of natural resources.
Though the nation is endowed with rich natural resources, it has not managed to benefit from its forest, mines, water, wild life resources because of inefficient handling and tapping of the resources.
Thus, he said pertinent government bodies and stakeholders at large need to work for the proper utilization and conservation of the nation’s natural resources.
State Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Abera Deresa on his part said the existence of natural resource by itself is meaningless unless it is properly handled and utilized.
He stressed the need to use and conserve natural resources in an integrated manner.
Representative of the forum, Engineer Getahun Hussien said the forum was established a year ago to strengthen national consensus among the public and government on national issues.
Members of the House of Peoples Representatives, the House of Federation, religious leaders, and representatives of civic associations among others attended the discussion.
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