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Friday, August 22, 2014

The largest annual gathering of wildlife professionals, the wildlife agencies of the government and NGOs working in Africa will be the Advisory Forum of African Wildlife. This annual event, sponsored by SCI Foundation, will be held in Hawassa, Ethiopia, from 02 to 07 November. More information: http://www.safariclubfoundation.org/conservation/africaawcf

El pasado lunes la Fundación del SCI (SCIF) asistió a la Cumbre de Líderes de EEUU y África, que se ha desarrollado en los días 4 a 6 de agosto en Washington DC, para participar en un debate sobre las mejores maneras de combatir el tráfico de vida silvestre.
La reunión acogió a cincuenta jefes de estado africanos, miembros del Congreso de Estados Unidos, funcionarios de agencias gubernamentales y departamentos del Gobierno de EEUU, representantes de ONG y becarios de la Young African Leaders Initiative.
El secretario del Interior de EE.UU, Sally Jewell, dirigió la discusión sobre los esfuerzos contra la caza furtiva y la futura colaboración para aplicar las mejores prácticas para combatirla. La Casa Blanca afirma que la Cumbre “pondrá de relieve el profundo compromiso de Estados Unidos con el continente africano”.
“Tuve el honor de recibir una invitación para este evento, ya que la Fundación del SCI ha estado instando a la Administración a incorporar la perspectiva de los líderes africanos en la Estrategia Nacional de EEUU sobre la lucha contra el tráfico de fauna silvestre durante casi ocho meses”, dijo Joe Hosmer, presidente de la SCIF. “Esta fue realmente la primera vez que los líderes africanos se han involucrado en las discusiones sobre la implementación de la Estrategia Nacional de EEUU para frenar la caza furtiva de la fauna silvestre en África”.
Estudios recientes realizados por el programa ‘Mike’, de CITES, y de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas contra la Droga y el Delito, han determinado que la pobreza, los gobiernos débiles y la demanda de marfil ilegal son los tres factores clave que conducen a la caza furtiva. Estos factores claves no son nuevos, pero se pueden abordar con recursos sencillos que tienen un gran impacto en el terreno. Inversiones costosas en equipo de alta tecnología pueden no ser la mejor inversión en las áreas con gobiernos débiles y altos niveles de pobreza.
“La Fundación del SCI trabaja sobre el terreno en varios países africanos que combaten la caza furtiva”, dijo Matt Eckert, director adjunto de Programas de Conservación de la SCIF. “Estamos proporcionando recursos esenciales para apoyar los esfuerzos contra el furtivismo, y por desgracia, sólo contamos con unas pocas ONG que nos apoyan entra las cientos de ellas que podrían colaborar. El impacto de las ONG tiene el potencial de ser mucho mayor de lo que actualmente es, y tal vez esto será un logro del compromiso de la Estrategia Nacional para el desarrollo de asociaciones público-privadas “.
La reunión anual más grande de profesionales de la vida silvestre, las agencias de vida silvestre del gobierno y de las ONG que trabajan en África será el Foro Consultivo de la Fauna Africana. Este encuentro anual, patrocinado por la Fundación DEL SCI, se llevará a cabo en Hawassa, Etiopía, del 02 al 07 de noviembre. Más información: http://www.safariclubfoundation.org/conservation/africaawcf
The Ethiopian political sphere witnesses divergent views on the issue of governance and effective public service delivery. At one end of the aisle sit the ruling EPRDFites who take pride in the reform efforts they have undertaken to improve public service provision and streamline good governance in the various tiers of the state structure. Though they are bold enough to admit that there remains a lot to be done, they argue that due recognition ought to be given to what has been achieved over the last 23 years.
A showcase to this line of the ruling Revolutionary Democrats is the recent explanation that Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn provided to questions raised on the issue. The premier reflected that the reform undertakings of the ruling party are not just paper tigers, but verifiable activities bringing change in a public sector that had, for a long time, been a breeding ground for patrimonialism.
As if to extend the premier’s argument, Temesgen Tilahun, a state minister at the civil service ministry, recently noted that the reform efforts of the past 23 years have brought significant changes in the way business is done within the public sector. In his remark, made at the announcement of the upcoming Good Governance Day, Temesegn noted that the initiatives of the ruling party have brought about concrete changes.
A general attitude from the side of the ruling EPRDFs, therefore, is to reorient the discussion on good governance to the achievements of the past. There seems to be an understanding that recognising the positive changes could help move the reforms forward.
At the other end of the aisle, however, sit critics of the ruling party, most of whom do not like to look the ruling party in the eyes on issues of governance. For them, the ruling party has failed, again and again, on its promises to deliver good governance. These latest efforts to reorient the debate away from the problems on the ground, they argue, are intended to divert public attention from their failings.
Most of the critics mention the frequency in the name changes of reform instruments the ruling party has introduced over the past 23 years as direct evidence to the magnitude of their failures. If anything, their argument goes, the Ethiopian public sector is sliding downwards.
If one is to be rational in analysing the state of good governance in Ethiopia, however, the reality is somewhere in between the two extremes. Things are not as rosy as the ruling party would like them be perceived, but they are not as hopeless as its critics would want them be understood.
Ever since the ruling party came into power, overthrowing the bloody dictatorship, it has managed to implement many reforms. Most of these reforms were aimed at changing the long overdue spoiled culture of the public service and instilling new norms throughout the different tiers of the state.
Nonetheless, changing the established culture has never been easy for the ambitious Revolutionary Democrats. Groups with vested interests in the status quo have laboured to quash the envisioned changes. This has regularly escalated the cost of reforms and reduced their feasibility.
There have also been times that these groups have tainted the public sphere with distorted tales, so as to shift the winds of opportunity against the reformers. By increasing the political cost of reforms, such an act has, at times, marginalised the reformers.
Regardless of these vested interests, however, the Revolutionary Democrats have somehow managed to create a decentralised civil service. They have succeeded in establishing both vertical and horizontal functional relationships within the civil service.
Remaking laws, clarifying boundaries of responsibility, establishing principles of service provision and putting into place instruments of evaluation are some of their recognisable achievements. As compared to what it used to be under the rogue military regime of the Dergue, therefore, the civil service has become identifiably structured under the leadership of the Revolutionary Democrats. So much has positively changed in the organisation and functionalities of the state.
But the state of public service provision and good governance in the nation has not yet reached a state to be proud of. If anything, the achievements are few, compared to the backlog in demand.
Getting public services is still costly; commitment to serve the public is low; corruption is rampant and a culture of indecision is engulfing the system. As a result, the public continues to suffer a lot from the inefficiency of the system. From city administrations to local government offices, timely service provision has become an alien norm.
Moving up the ladder of the state structure has become unhelpful. Complacence to the needs and demands of the public predominates. Obtaining simple public goods, considered as fundamental rights of citizens, is becoming all the more difficult.
It is not that the ruling EPRDFites do not recognise the problems. Instead, their political commitment is falling short of the demands.
Whatever is started as a campaign to streamline good governance often gets hijacked by interest groups and loses steam. At the base of the frequently failing reform efforts, and hence the continuing disappointment of the public, lies a lack of sufficient political commitment to bring about change.
As it stands, the lack of good governance is threatening to reverse the economic achievements of the past decade. Maladministration, corruption, indecision and opportunism are eating away at the marginal surpluses of the economy. Investors are suffering from lack of good governance.
Unattended, the spoilages of the system are capable of pushing the economy down the hills of recession. No growth rate could be able to compensate the losses from such rampant opportunism, unless effective checking mechanisms are put into place. This, certainly, will risk the political credibility of the Revolutionary Democrats.
It, therefore, would be appropriate for the Revolutionary Democrats to remove their pride over the little achievements of the past and collect their political breath to start the long journey ahead. They need to understand that public disappointment is a time bomb.
No government ought to wait until such a time that the genie gets out of the lamp. It instead has to labour to attend it as it is within its limits.
Thus, in commemorating the second Good Governance Day, the ruling Revolutionary Democrats need to avoid comforting themselves with the changes of the past two decades. They have to instead reinvent their wheel of political commitment to spearhead change in public service provision.
This is not the time to consider pride. It is time to display sufficient political commitment to streamlining good governance in all tiers of government.
Source: Addisfortune

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 *ሰልጣኞቹ ፌስ ቡክ እንዳይጠቀሙ ማስጠንቀቂያ ተሰጥቷቸዋል
ከነሀሴ 9 ጀምሮ በደብረማርቆስ ከተማ በደብረማርቆስ ዩኒቨርሲቲ፣ ተክለኃይማኖት ሁለተኛ ደረጃ ትምህርት ቤት፣ ቤተ መንግስት፣ መምህራን ኮሎጅና የደብረ ማረቆስ መሰናዶ ትምህርት ቤት ተከፋፍለው በአራት የሥልጠና ቦታዎች እንዲሁም 45 የውይይት ቡድኖች ስልጠና እየወሰዱ የሚገኙት የዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች ስልጠናው ከፋፋይና ለትውልዱ ጎጅ በመሆኑ ሊቆም እንደሚገባ ማሳሰባቸውን ሰልጣኞቹ ለነገረ ኢትዮጵያ ገለጹ፡፡
ተማሪዎቹ በተለይም ‹‹የኢትዮጵያ ህዝቦች ትግልና የአገራችን ህዳሴ›› በሚል ህዝብን ከህዝብ ያጋጫል ያሉትን ያሉት ሰነድ ላይ ከፍተኛ ተቃውሞ እንዳሰሙ ለማወቅ ተችሏል፡፡ ተማሪዎች ‹‹እስር በእስር ለማናከስ የተዘጋጀ ሰነድ ነው፡፡ በመሆኑም ሰነዱ ሊቃጠል ይገባዋል፡፡ በቀጣይ ወደ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ስንገባ የሚያጋጨን ስለሆነ ስልጠናው በአስቸኳይ ሊቆም ይገባል፡፡ የኦሮሚያ ተማሪዎችን አመጽ የቀሰቀሰው በዚህ የኢህአዴግ ከፋፍለህ ግዛ ሴራ ነው፡፡ ሰነዱ እንደሚለው ኢትዮጵያ ከታናሽንት ወደ ታላቅነት ሳይሆን ከታላቅነት ወደታናሽነት ነው የወረደችው፡፡ ለዚህ ከፋፋይ ሰነድ በርካታ ወጭ ወጥቶ እርስ በእርሳችን ለማናከስ ከሚጣር በገንዘቡ በየጎዳናው የወደቁ ኢትዮጵያውያንን ከርሃብ መታደግ ይችል ነበር፡፡›› በሚል ጠንካራ ተቃውሞ ማሰማታቸውን ገልጸውልናል፡፡
ተማሪዎቹ አክለውም ‹‹አጼ ምኒልክ በጊዜያቸው መልካም ስራ ሰርተዋል፡፡ ስህተት ሰሩ እንኳ ቢባል የዘመኑ ወጣቶች ያ ስህተት ላይ ተሳታፊዎች ባለመሆናችን የእኛም ስህተት ተደርጎ ከሌሎቹ ጋር ለማናከሻነት መዋል የለበትም፡፡ በዚህ ዘመን ህወሓት፣ ብአዴንና ሌሎቹ የኢህአዴግ አባላት እንጅ ህዝብ ነፍጠኛ ሊባል አይገባም፡፡ ብአዴን አማርኛ ተናጋሪውን አይወክልም፡፡›› ማለታቸውን ለማወቅ ተችሏል፡፡
በተለይ ኢህአዴግ ስኬታማ እንደሆነ በሚገልጸው የሰነዱ ክፍል ላይ ካድሬዎች በየ እምነት ተቋማት ጣልቃ እየገቡ በመሆኑ የእምነት ነጻነት እንደሌለ፣ ጋዜጠኞች እየሰደዱ መሆንንና ሚዲያዎች በመዘጋታቸው ሀሳብን በነጻነት መግለጽ እንዳልተቻለ፣ የመድብ ፓርቲ እንደሌለና የኢህአዴግ አፋኝ መሆኑን በመግለጽ ሰነዱ ላይ የተጠቀሱት ስኬቶች በተግባር እንደሌሉ ተከራክረዋል፡፡
ትምህርትን በተመለከተ ሰነዱም ሆነ ኢህአዴግ በየጊዜው ያብጠለጥላቸዋል ያሏቸውን አጼ ምኒልክ ‹‹እኔ ቤት እንጀራ የለም፡፡ እንጀራ ያለው ትምህርት ቤት ነው
፡፡›› ብለው እንደነበር በማውሳት ከመቶ አመት በፊት ከነበረው ስርዓትም ያነሰ መሆኑን የተከራከሩ መኖራቸውን ምንጮቻችን ገልጸዋል፡፡ በተጨማሪም የትምህርት ስርዓት ከመቼውም ጊዜ በባሰ መውደቁ፣ ተማሪዎች ተመርቀው በተማሩት ዘርፍ ሳይሆን ኮብልስቶንን ጨምሮ ያልተማሩትን እንዲሰሩ መገደዳቸውንና ስራ አጥ መሆናቸውን በመግለጽ የትምህርት ስርዓቱን ውድቀት አስረድተዋል ተብሏል፡፡
በስልጠናው ወቅት ከኢህአዴግ ስኬት በስተጀርባ ዋናው ተዋናኝ ሆነው የቀረቡት አቶ መለስ ዋነኛ የመወያያ ርዕስ እንደነበሩና ተማሪዎችም ‹‹አማርኛ ተናጋሪውን አቶ መለስ አከርካሪውን መትተነዋል ብለዋል፡፡ አከርካሪውን ከተመታ አሁን ሌላ ከፋፍለህ ግዛን የሚያሰፍን ስልጠና ለምን አስፈለገ? የመለስን ራዕይ አሳካለሁ የሚለው ብአዴን አማርኛ ተናጋሪውን አይወክልም፣ ህዝቡን የሚሳደቡ ባለስልጣናት ምንም አይነት እርምጃ የማይወሰድባቸው ስርዓት ለህዝብ ንቀት ስላለው ነው፣ ኢህአዴግ ራሱ ዘረኛ ነው፡፡›› በሚል ተቃውሟቸውን ገልጸዋል፡፡ ስልጠናው ወጣቱ ኢህአዴግ የያዘውን የተሳሳተ መስመር ለማስያዝ የሚጥርና የማይጠቅም በመሆኑ ሊቆም እንደሚገባ ገልጸዋል፡፡ በውይይቱ ወቅት ዝምታን የመረጡ ተማሪዎችም እንደ ወጣት ማንም አውቅልሃለሁ ሳይላቸውና ሳይፈሩ ስህተቱን እንዲቃወሙ ማሳሰባቸው ታውቋል፡፡
በስልጠናው ወቅት አሰልጣኞች ተማሪዎች ፌስ ቡክ ውሸት በመሆኑ እንዳይጠቀሙ፣ ይህ ሳይሆን ቀርቶ ፌስ ቡክን በመጠቀማቸውና በፌስ ቡክ አማካኝነት በሚነሳ ብጥብጥና ሌሎች ችግሮች ምክንያት መንግስት በሚወስደው እርምጃ ተጎጅ እንደሚሆኑ ማስጠንቀቂያ ተሰጥቷቸዋል፡፡ የተቃዋሚ ፓርቲዎች አባላት ናቸው ተብለው የተጠረጠሩ ተማሪዎች በስልጠናው እንዳይሳተፉ ጥረት ተደርጓል ያሉት ሰልጣኞቹ ‹‹አክራሪና አሸባሪ የሚባሉ አካላት መሳሪያ እንዳትሆኑ፣ ለእነዚህ አካላት መሳሪያ በመሆናችሁ የእርምጃው ሰለባ ትሆናላችሁ፡፡ መንግስት ተጠያቂ አይሆንም፡፡›› የሚል ማስጠንቀቂያ እንደተሰጣቸው ገልጸዋል፡፡ በስልጠናው ወቅትም ተቃዋሚዎች፣ ጋዜጠኞች፣ ፌስ ቡከኞች፣ መንግስት በእምነታቸው እንዳይገባ ኢትዮጵያውያን በአጥፊነት መፈረጃቸውንና ተማሪዎች ከእነዚህ አካላት መራቅ እንዳለባቸው ማስጠንቀቂያ አዘል መልዕክት መተላላፉን ለማወቅ ተችሏል፡፡
ተማሪዎች በበኩላቸው ‹‹በአሁኑ ወቅት ኢህአዴግ ሚዲያውን እያፈነ ነው፣ ተቃዋሚዎችን እያሰረ ነው፣ በእምነት ጉዳይ ጣልቃ እየገባ ነው፣ የሚቀጥለውን ምርጫ ወቅት የእነዚህ ሁሉ ጭቆና ወደ አመጽ ቢያመራ ተጠያቂው ማን ነው? ለምን እንደ ሻዕቢያ በግልጽ አምባገነን መሆናችሁን አታውጁም? ህዝቦችን በየ አካባቢው እያፈናቀላችሁ ለምን ምኒልክን ትከሳላችሁ? ብሄራዊ እርቅን ለምን ትፈራላችሁ? የስልጠናው በጀት ይነገረን? ትራንስፎርሜሽኑ አልተሳካም፣ አባይ ግድብ የኢህአዴግ ፕሮጀክት ነው እና ሌሎችንም ጥያቄዎችና አስተያየቶች ማንሳታቸውን ለነገረ ኢትዮጵያ ገልጸዋል፡፡
በደብረማርቆስ ለዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች በአሰልጣኝነት ከተመደቡት መካከል አብዛኛዎቹ የገዥው ፓርቲ የካቢኔ አባላት እንደሆኑና በተለይ ታሪክ ላይ ያተኮረው የስልጠናው አካል በብአዴን አባላት ጭምር ቅሬታ እንዳስነሳ የነገረ ኢትዮጵያ ምንጮች ገልጸዋል፡፡
ነሃሴ 9 የጀመረው ስልጠና በሁለት ዙር ለ15 ቀናት የሚሰጥ ሲሆን በዋናነት የኢትዮጵያ ህዝቦች ትግልና የአገራችን ህዳሴ፣ የታድሶ መስመርና የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ፣ ልማታዊ ዴሞክራሲ ስርዓትና ፈተናው እንዲሁም ህገ መገንስታዊ መርህና የሰላማዉ ትግል ስልት የተሰኙ አራት ጥራዞችን ያካተተ እንደሆነ ታውቋል፡፡
በቀጣይ ቀናት ከሰልጣኞቹ የተላኩትን የስልጠኛ ሰነዶችና መረጃዎች እየተከታተልን ለአንባቢያን የምናደርስ መሆኑን እንገልጻለን፡፡
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(Phys.org) —An invasive weed poses a serious and frightening threat to farming families in Ethiopia, but scientists from a Virginia Tech-led program have unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger: a tiny, speckled beetle.
The weed, called parthenium, is so destructive that farmers in the east African nation have despairingly given it the nickname "faramsissa" in Amharic, which, translated, means "sign your land away." Farmers have doused the weed in pesticides and ripped it out with their hands, but it has only spread further.
After a decade-long effort, scientists from the Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab released a parthenium-eating beetle called Zygogramma bicolorata.
"Extensive research has shown us that the beetle eats and breeds only on parthenium leaves," said Muni Muniappan, director of the Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab, a program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. "It's been tested in Australia, India, South Africa, and Mexico with similar results."
Parthenium is native to the Americas, where a suite of  that includes the Zygogramma beetle keeps the weed in check. But in the early 1970s, parthenium entered Ethiopia in shipments of food aid from the United States. With no serious contenders, the plant flourished. 
In the past three decades, parthenium has become the second most common weed in Ethiopia, suppressing the growth of all other plants and wreaking havoc in the fields and gardens of smallholder farmers.
"The plant is an aggressive invader. A single plant can produce 25,000 seeds and completes its life cycle in six to eight weeks," said Wondi Mersie, a Virginia State University professor and principal investigator of the Virginia Tech-led project. "It displaces native species, affects human health, and negatively impacts quality of life."
Parthenium is poisonous. People who come into contact with it can suffer from skin irritations, bronchial asthma, and fever. Animals that eat it can experience intestinal damage, and their milk and meat becomes bitter and useless.
The Innovation Lab built a quarantine facility in 2007 to ensure that the pea-sized beetle had eyes for parthenium alone. Testing under quarantine is one of the crucial steps involved in biological control, a rigorously tested method where an invasive species' natural enemies are used to regulate it.
"Opportunities for biocontrol in Ethiopia are huge, and there would be enormous benefits," said Arne Witt, a biologist not associated with the Virginia Tech program who works with UK-based nonprofit CABI.
After a laborious process involving many agencies and much red tape, Zygogramma bicolorata was approved for release. Researchers collaborated with farmers, local government officials, and extension agents to construct a breeding facility and increase the number of beetles.
Finally, on July 16, the Innovation Lab team joined a group of about 30 scientists and farmers in Wollenchitti, Ethiopia, to release the insects. The group moved from parthenium patch to parthenium patch, dumping beetles from containers. 
Ethiopian researchers will monitor the sites and assess the impact. As a second step, scientists are poised to release a stem-boring weevil that will join Zygogramma. But even these measures will not eliminate parthenium from Ethiopian farmland.
"Biocontrol is control, not eradication," said Witt. "But it means that a farmer sprays less pesticide. We need an integrated strategy, and biological control is the most cost-effective strategy – let's embrace it."
ሃዋሳ ነሐሴ 14/2006 በሀዋሳ ከተማ ዛሬ የተጀመረው ሁለተኛው ቱር መለስ የአረንጓዴ ልማት የብስክሌት ውድድር በደቡብና ኦሮሚያ ክልል በሚገኙ 11 ከተሞች ከቀጠለ በኋላ ነሀሴ 27 ፍጻሜውን በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ እንደሚያደርግ ተገለጸ፡፡
በሀዋሳ ከተማ በተካሄደው የ80 ኪሎ ሜትር ውድድር ከትግራይ ክልል የጉና፣ ትራንስ ኢትዮጵያና መሰቦ ክለብ ብስክሌተኞች አሸናፊ በመሆን የተዘጋጀላቸውን ሽልማት ከእለቱ የክብር እንግዶች ተቀብለዋል።
በስፖርታዊ ውድድሮች ሀገሪቱ ውጤታማ መሆን እንድትችል የቀድሞው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር መለስ ዜናዊ ከፍተኛ አስተዋጽኦ ማበርከታቸውን በቱር መለስ አረንጓዴ ልማት የብስክሌት ውድድር ላይ የተሳተፉ ተወዳዳሪዎች አስታውቀዋል፡፡
በሁለተኛው የቱር መለስ አረንጓዴ ልማት የብስክሌት ውድድር ላይ ከተሳተፉ ተወዳዳሪዎች መካከል የሜታ አቦ ፣የመቀሌ ብሩህ ተስፋና የድሬደዋ ከነማ ተወዳዳሪዎች ለኢዜአ እንደገለጹት የቀድሞው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር መለስ ዜናዊ ኢትዮጵያ በልማቱ መስክ ያስመዘገበችው ድል በስፖርቱ መድገም እንድትችል ከፍተኛ አስተዋጽኦ አበርክተዋል፡፡
የሜታ አቦን ክለብ የወከለው ተወዳዳሪ በርይሁን መርሶ እንዳለው መለስ ስፖርትን የልማት አንዱ አካል በማድረግ ባበረከቱት አስተዋጽኦ ሀገራችን በየውድድሩ የምታመጣው ውጤት ከፍተኛ መሻሻል እየታየበት ነው፡፡
የመቀሌ ብሩህ ተስፋ ክለብ ተወዳዳሪ ቴዎድሮስ ሀብቱና የድሬደዋ ከነማ ተወዳዳሪ ብሩክ አለማየሁ እንዳሉት መለስ ሀገሪቱ በልማት መስክ ብቻ ሳይሆን በስፖርቱም የቀድሞ የበላይነቷ እንዲረጋገጥና እየተመዘገበ ላለው ውጤት መሰረት የጣሉ ጀግና መሪ ናቸው፡፡
በመለስ የተጀመሩ የልማት የመልካም አስተዳደርና ዲሞክራሲያዊ ስርዓት ግንባታ ተጠናክረው እንዲቀጥሉ የሚጠበቅባቸውን ግዴታ ለመወጣት ዝግጁ መሆናቸውን አስታውቀዋል፡፡
ከብስክሌት ውድድሩ ጎን ለጎን በሀዋሳ ፣በወላይታ ሶዶ፣ በሆሳዕና ፣በአሰላና አዲስ አበባ ከተሞች ተወዳዳሪዎችና የከተሞቹን ነዋሪዎች ተሳታፊ የሚያደርግ የችግኝ ተከላ ፕሮግራም በመዘጋጀቱ ትናንት በሀዋሳ ታቦር ተራራ ላይ የችግኝ ተከላ ስነስርዓት ተካሂዷል፡፡
በሁለተኛው ዙር ቱር መለስ ለአረንጓዴ ልማት የብስክሌት ውድድር ከትግራይ ፣ከአማራ ፣ኦሮሚያ፣ደቡብ ክልል፣ከድሬደዋና አዲስ አበባ ከተማ አስተዳደር የተውጣጡ 13 ክለቦችን የሚወክሉ ከ90 የሚበልጡ ተወዳዳሪዎች በመሳተፍ ላይ ናቸው፡፡
ባለፈው አመት ከመቀሌ እስከ አዲስ አበባ የተካሄደውን ቱር መለስ የብስክሌት ውድድር የአፍሪካና አውሮፓ ታላላቅ ተወዳዳሪዎች የሚሳተፉበት አለም አቀፍ የቱር ውድድር ለማድረግ እየተሰራ መሆኑን የኢትዮጵያ ብስክሌት ፌዴሬሽን ዲያሬክተር አቶ መሳይ ሽፈራው ተናግረዋል፡፡
መነሻውን ሀዋሳ ከተማ በማድረግ ዛሬ 80 ኪሎ ሜትር በሚሸፍን ጎዳና ላይ የተጀመረው የብስክሌት ውድድር በደቡብና ኦሮሚያ ክልል ሀላባ፣ ወላይታ ሶዶ፣ሆሳዕና ፣ቡታጅራ ፣ዝዋይ ፣ሻሸመኔ ፣በቆጂና አዳማ ከተሞችን በማካተት 893 ኪሎ ሜትሩ ፍጻሜ የሚያገኘው ነሀሴ 27 ቀን 2006 በአዲስ አበባ ከተማ መሆኑ ተገልጿል፡፡
በሀዋሳ ከተማ በተካሄደው የ80 ኪሎ ሜትር ውድድር የትግራይ ክልል የወከሉት ኃይለመለኮት ወልደአብዝጊ ከጉና ፣ሀይላይ ብርሀነ ከትራንስ ኢትዮጵያና ልሳን ጌታቸው ከመሰቦ ስፖርት ክለብ ከአንደኛ እስከ ሶስተኛ በመውጣት የክብር ጀርሲ ተሸላሚ ሲሆኑ ትራንስ ኢትዮጵያ የቡድን አሸናፊ በመሆን የዋንጫ ሽልማት አግኝቷል፡፡
ባለፈው አመት በተካሄደው የመጀመሪያው ቱር መለስ የብስክሌት ውድድር ጉና ፣ትራንስ ኢትዮጵያና መሰቦ አሸናፊ መሆናቸው የሚታወስ ነው፡፡