Premier hails peace, development and good governance outcomes in Somali Regional State

Addis Ababa, 19 October 2013 (WIC) - A high level delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen, is visiting the Somali Regional State. The delegation, comprising of higher government officials, investors and artists was warmly welcomed by clan leaders, elders and residents of Gode while arriving at Gode airport last Thursday.

The Deputy Premier hailed the outcomes registered over the past years in the areas of peace, development and good governance during discussion held with local elders at Gode Agricultural College meeting hall. The Deputy Premier, in particular, commended the results gained in the education, health agriculture and provision of safe drinking water.

He said the government, in collaboration with residents of the regional state, would do its level best to solve the infrastructure and good governance problems witnessed in the state.

Chief Administrator of Somali Regional State, Abdi Mohammed Umer, said as a result of the joint efforts of the residents and the regional government, remarkable results were registered in the areas of peace, development, good governance. Abdi also called on investors to invest in the region.