Saturday, October 18, 2014
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 10/18/2014 04:18:00 PM
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 10/18/2014 09:38:00 AM
በደቡብ ክልል የማጅራት ገትር በሽታ መከላከያ ክትባት እየተሰጠ ነው
ሀዋሳ ጥቅምት 8/2007 በደቡብ ክልል ከ11 ነጥብ 5 ሚሊዮን በላይ ሰዎችን ተደራሽ የሚያደርግ የማጅራት ገትር በሽታ መከላከያ ክትባት የመስጠት ዘመቻ ዛሬ መጀመሩን የክልሉ ጤና ጥበቃ ቢሮ ገለጸ፡፡
በቢሮው ጤናና ጤና ነክ ድንገተኛ አደጋዎች ቅኝትና ምላሽ ዋና የስራ ሂደት ባለቤት አቶ ጀማል ሀሰን እንደገለጹት ክትባቱ በዘመቻ የሚሰጠው ከዛሬ ጀምሮ ለሚቀጥሉት ለአስር ቀናት ነው፡፡
በዚህ በክልሉ 11 ዞኖችና አራት ልዩ ወረዳዎች ዕድሜያቸው ከ1 እስከ 29 ዓመት የሆናቸው የህብረተሰብ ክፍሎች ክትባቱ እንዲያገኙ ይደረጋል፡፡
አቶ ጀማል እንዳስረዱት ሞቃታማ ፣ደረቅና ነፋሻማ የሆነውን የአየር ንብረት ተከትሎ በወረርሽኝ መልክ ሊከሰት የሚችለውን የማጅራት ገትር በሽታ አስቀድሞ ለመከላከል ክትባቱ ይሰጣል ፡፡
ከሁለት አመት በፊት በክልሉ ቤንች ማጂ ፣ ሸካ ደቡብ ኦሞና ካፋ ዞኖች የመጀመሪያ ዙር የመከላከያ ክትባት መሰጠቱን አመልክተዋል፡፡
ሁለተኛው ዙር የማጅራት ገትር በሽታ መከላከያ ክትባት ደግሞ በቀሪዎቹ የክልሉ ዞኖችና ልዩ ወረዳዎች በዘመቻ መጀመሩን ተናግረዋል፡፡
ዘመቻውን ለማሳካትም በክትባቱ ለሚሳተፉ በየደረጃው ለሚገኙ የጤና ባለሙያዎች ስልጠና መሰጠቱም ተመልከቷል፡፡
ክትባቱ በተመረጡ ትምህርት ቤቶች በጤና ተቋማትና ህዝብ በብዛት በሚገኝባቸው አካባቢዎች ማዕከላት እንደሚሰጥና ለክትባቱ አስፈላጊ የሆኑ መድሀኒቶችና ሌሎች ተጓዳኝ ቁሳቁሶች መሰራጨታቸውም የስራ ሂደት ባለቤት ገልጸዋል፡፡
ህብረተሰቡም ይህንን አውቁ በየአካባቢው ባሉ የክትባት ማዕከላት በመገኘት ልጆቹን ማስከተብ እንዳለበት አሳስበዋል፡፡
በዚህ ዘመቻም በክልሉ የሚኖሩ 11 ነጥብ 5 ሚሊዮን ሰዎች ይከተባሉ ተብሎ ይጠበቃል፡፡
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 10/18/2014 09:17:00 AM
በሶስተኛው ዓለም አቀፍ የኢትዮጵያ ቡና ኮንፈረንስ የአገሪቱን ቡና በስፋት በማስተዋወቅና የጥራት ደረጃውን በሚያሳድጉ ጉዳዮች ላይ ትኩረት እንደሚደረግ የኢትዮጵያ ቡና ላኪዎች ማህበር አስታወቀ።
የማህበሩ የሥራ አመራር ቦርድ ፕሬዝዳንት አቶ ሁሴን አድራው እንደተናገሩት ማህበሩ በሚያዘጋጀው ተመሳሳይ ጉባኤ በአለም አቀፍ ደረጃ የትላልቅ ቡና ገዥ ኩባንያዎችንና ከቡናዘርፍ ጋር ተያያዥነት ያላቸው ዓለም አቀፋዊና አህጉራዊ ድርጅቶችን ትኩረት መሳብ ተችሏል።
ከጥቀምት 27 ጀምሮ በሚካሄደው ዓለም አቀፍ የኢትዮጵያ ቡና ኮንፈረንስም አገሪቱ በቡናው ዘርፍ ያላትን ሚና በማሳየትም ትልቅ የገጽታ ግንባታ መድረክ ይሆናልም ብለዋል።
በኮንፈረንሱም አገሪቱ ወደ ውጭ የምትልከው ቡና ጥራት ደረጃን በመገምገም ደረጃውን ይበልጥ ለማሻሻል በሚያስችሉ ነጥቦች ላይ ትኩረት ይደረጋል።
በኮንፈረንሱ ከቻይና፣ ከደቡብ ኮሪያ፣ ከህንድ እና ከተለያዩ የአፍሪካ ሀገራት ታዳሚዎች ይፈሉበታል ተብሎ እንደሚጠበቅ ኢዜአ ዘግቧል።
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 10/18/2014 09:16:00 AM
የኢትዮጵያ ብሄራዊ ምርጫ ቦርድ በ2007 ዓ.ም በሚካሄደው ጠቅላላ ምርጫ አፈጻጸም የጊዜ ሰሌዳ ረቂቅ ላይ ከፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች ከፍተኛ አመራሮች ጋር ውይይት አካሄደ።
ለ5ኛ ጊዜ በመጪው ግንቦት የሚካሄደው አገራዊ ምርጫ አፈጻጸም የጊዜ ሰሌዳ ረቂቅ ላይ ከ23 አገር አቀፍ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች አመራሮች ጋር ነው ውይይቱ የተካሄደው።
የብሄራዊ ምርጫ ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ፕሮፌሰር መርጋ በቃና እንዳሉት ውይይቱ ሁሉም የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች ቦርዱ ባዘጋጀው ረቂቅ የጊዜ ሰሌዳ መሰረት እንዲንቀሳቀሱ የጋራ መግባባት ለመፍጠር ከፍተኛ እገዛ ይኖረዋል።
በምርጫ ረቂቅ የጊዜ ሰሌዳ የምክክር መድረክ ላይ ከተገኙት የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች መካከል የኢትዮጵያ ራዕይ ፓርቲ ፕሬዝዳንት አቶ ተሻለ ሰብሮ ረቂቁ ሊያሰራ የሚችል ተስማሚ የጊዜ ሰሌዳ መሆኑን ተናግረዋል።
የቅንጅት ለአንድነትና ለዴሞክራሲ ፓርቲ ፕሬዝዳንት አቶ አየለ ጫሚሶ በበኩላቸው ረቂቅ የምርጫ ድርጊት መርሃ ግብሩ መካተት ያለባቸው ጉዳዮች የያዘ በመሆኑ ፓርቲያቸው የተወሰኑ መስተካከል ያለባቸው ጉዳዮች እንዳሉ አስታውቀዋል።
የኢህአዴግ ተወካይ የሆኑት አቶ ደስታ ተስፋው በበኩላቸው "የ2007 ዓ.ም የምርጫ አፈጻጸም የድርጊት መርሃ ግብር ረቂቅ የሚያሰራ እና በተቀመጠው መሰረት ወደ ስራ የሚያስገባ ረቂቅ ሰነድ ነው" ብለዋል።
የአዲስ ትውልድ ፓርቲ ሊቀመንበር አቶ አስፋው ጌታቸው ምርጫ ቦርድ እንደዚህ አይነት የውይይት መድረክ ማዘጋጀቱ ለአገሪቱ የዲሞክራሲ ባህል ግንባታ ሂደት ትልቅ ሚና እንዳለው ገልጸው የቀረበውን ረቂቅ እንደሚቀበሉት ተናግረዋል።
የብሄራዊ ምርጫ ቦርድ ሰብሳቢ ፕሮፌሰር መርጋ ከተለያዩ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች በረቂቁ ላይ በሰጡት አስተያየት የመራጮች ምዝገባ፤ የፓርቲዎች የቅስቀሳ ጊዜ፣ ተወዳዳሪ እጩዎችን ማስመዝገቢያ የጊዜ ሰሌዳ እና ሌሎች አስተያየቶች ቦርዱ ሊያስተካክላቸው እንደሚችልና በሌላ ወቅት የመጨረሻውን የድርጊት መርሃ-ግብር እንደሚያሳውቅ ተናግረዋል።
መጪው ምርጫ ሰላማዊ፤ ነጻ እና ፍትሃዊ እንዲሆን ሁሉም የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች በህገ መንግስቱና በፓርቲያቸው ህግ መሰረት መንቀሳቀስ እንደሚጠበቅባቸው መልዕክታቸውን አስተላልፈዋል።
በኢትዮጵያ 75 የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች ተመዝግበው በመንቀሳቀስ ላይ ሲሆኑ ከነዚህ ውስጥ 23ቱ አገር አቀፍ የፖለቲካ ፓርቲዎች፣ 52 ደግሞ ክልላዊ ፓርቲዎች ናቸው።
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 10/18/2014 09:10:00 AM
|NW mom nurtures communities for multi-racial families. |
Ethiopian event celebrates culture, literacy
Sloan’s Lake—Jen Kraft builds communities. As the adopted mother of a three-year-old Ethiopian daughter, she is the hub of a group of Ethiopian-American families in Denver whose adopted children are the same age. The families stay connected to Denver’s larger community of Ethiopian immigrants.
Kraft moved from Manhattan to Northwest Denver in 2004. She adopted Tali Bamlak in 2011 when she was four months old. Kraft met other adoptive parents from Denver at the orphanage in Ethiopia. “We realized our children were born at the same time and we became good friends. Our five children now attend the same preschool here in Denver. It’s important to keep Tali with her friends from Ethiopia because they share such an important history,” Kraft said.
Kraft is helping to coordinate “An Ethiopian Odyssey,” a showing of work by four artists who travelled to Ethiopia in January. Sales of the paintings and photographs, as well as donations at the event, will benefit Ethiopia Reads, a nonprofit organization. Ethiopia Reads collaborates with Ethiopian communities to build schools and libraries, teach teachers and boost literacy. The event is Oct. 22 at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available; the suggested donation is $15.
Subtitled “a celebration of landscape, culture and art,” the approximately 40 pieces by the travelling artists are the work of two Americans and two Ethiopians. Local Denver artists will also participate in the event.
Kraft said the vibrant art reminds her of Ethiopia and helps her and Tali connect with Tali’s homeland. “I had been to Ethiopia and knew the history and culture. It’s so important to expose Tali to images of her birthplace, along with the food and the culture. So when she makes the choice to connect with that part of her, she will have some familiarity,” Kraft said.
Kraft and other Ethiopian-American families stay connected with the community of approximately 30,000 Ethiopian immigrants in Denver by attending events at Ethiopian churches.“The Ethiopians reach out to the adoptive community and they have events specifically for families like us, to help us keep our children connected with their heritage. The Ethiopian community in Denver has been wonderful to us,” Kraft said.
Kraft also started a Jewish multi-racial community in Denver. “We have Jewish families with adopted children from all over the world—China, Kazakhstan and Guatemala. Also there are Jewish people in mixed-race marriages. It’s wonderful for Tali because it shows her there are lots of kids like her: from multi-racial families or just different. Tali is different because she has a single white mom and she’s Jewish. I want to give her communities where she can connect and feel part of something greater.”
One of the artists who travelled to Ethiopia to share that connection with Colorado was Elaine Tucci, a Lafayette, Colorado painter and photographer. “I was captured by the beauty of the people and the country,” Tucci said. “We hear about the famines and the poverty but our intention was to show the beauty of the landscape and the culture.
“Traditions are woven into everyday life there. I did a painting of a woman in a lovely embroidered dress, performing a coffee ceremony. Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. Small cups are passed from a big platter. It’s special and communal.”
The other three travelling artists were Stephanie Schlatter, a Michigan-based painter; and Ethiopian-born artists Hele Zeru and Aklilu Temesgen. Denver artists who will show their work are Greg Cradick, Denise Livingston, Mahlet Samuel, Melat Tariku and Yaphet Woubishet.
Ethiopia Reads, founded in 1998, has planted 65 libraries in Ethiopia, as well as eight schools and five more schools in the planning stages. The organization has served approximately 120,000 children. Mobile “horseback libraries” reach rural children with no access to schools. Ethiopia Reads’ programs are managed and run by Ethiopians who live and work in Addis Ababa and the regional capital of Awassa. The staff of Ethiopians receives training and mentoring in library science and teaching.
The need is great, with a literacy rate of 44.6 percent of youth and 42 percent of adults. Ethiopia Reads’ mission is to provide youth and families with the tools to improve their lives.
“Ethiopia Reads’ mission is meaningful to me because when you take an orphan from Ethiopia, you leave 5 million behind,” Kraft said. “I’m not the only adoptive mother who is deeply saddened by the poverty there. Ethiopia Reads provides a ray of hope that some children will have access to education who wouldn’t otherwise. I visited Tali’s village and I know that if she had not been adopted, she’d have had a very low chance of being educated.
“Every moment of every day, parenting this child is beyond my expectations. She’s such an incredible, unique human being. Also I’ve gained an entire culture, between the time I spent in Ethiopia and meeting our Ethiopian friends. Ethiopia Reads is one more way to stay connected and for me to make a contribution—in some small way—to Tali’s homeland.
“An Ethiopian Odyssey” runs Oct. 1-31. After its Denver run, the show will open in Chicago and Seattle. For more information see www.ethiopiareads.org and click on “events.” A sampling of the artwork, along with artist profiles, is posted on the event webpage.
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 10/18/2014 09:07:00 AM
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS): The problem of child marriage is common to both Ethiopia and India and both can learn from each other's development models for tackling it, experts said here Friday.
Tesfaynesh Aregaw, director, Youth Affairs, Ministry of Women and Children of Ethiopia, said: "As in India, the problem of early or child marriage exists in many parts of Ethiopia."
She was speaking at a conference on the Ethiopian policymakers' knowledge visit to India.
She said that Ethiopia has formulated a structure where women's self-help groups address these issues and the Indian government can study this model to see if it can be effective in India.
Aregaw said though the problem of child marriage facing India and Ethiopia was the same, the issues leading to it were different.
She added: "In India, it is related to social causes like dowry while in Ethiopia, it is more due to poverty."
Leena Sushant, director research at NGO Breakthrough, said the social sector in India was trying to address these issues through initiatives like using the radio to send messages to the rural populace.
Priya Nanda of the International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) said despite Indian government having sound policies, the proper implementation of those was lacking at the ground level.
She said: "We have state and central level initiatives, but their implementation is a problem."
Observing that the two countries can learn from each other's experiences, Ashwajit Singh, CMD of IPE Global, a development consultancy firm, said the Ethiopian delegation has evinced interest in Indian models of social development in some states.
The Ethiopian policymakers interacted with the government at various levels and also visited a number of states to study models of governance.