Haramaya University is attending 11th Nations, Nationalities and People’s Day Celebration

 

The 2016 Nations, Nationalities and People’s Day celebration is being celebrated in Harar City. The celebration that was opened officially on December 01, 2016 with an official opening ceremony graced by H.E. Murad Abdulhadi, President of the Regional State; Mr. Ased Ziyad, Minister of Trade; Dr. Belaineh Legesse, vice-president for Administrative and Students’ Affairs, officials from different governmental offices, and university delegates. The celebration is going on with a bazaar and exhibition.

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Haramaya University is a golden sponsor to the bazaar and exhibition, and has presented the research outputs of different researches conducted in the University’s research centers; extension experiences, engineering students’ model works, community engagement experiences, poultry farm products and many more.

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The response the University got was good; and many have appreciated its contribution to the society. Visitors from Kersa mentioned the University’s previous involvement in recent years and asked for its involvement to resume in FTCs and farmers’ associations in the area.

 

Mr. Bisrat from Brothers Ah-wan Industry Group, a company best known for its cream and wafer biscuits, pasta and macaroni products asked why the university is not involved in the production of the hazelnuts. The company imports the hazelnuts with an expensive price and it would save time and money to the company and the country if Haramaya University’s researchers are involved. He said, it would also be a very good opportunity to farmers and producers, the University and the country in general.

The two-week bazaar and exhibition is expected be visited by people from the surrounding towns and more than 300 institutions, organizations, companies and associations are in attendance and awaiting visitors.

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