“Haramaya University’s support has practically confirmed that it is really owned by the public,” approves Mrs. Miski Mohamed, East Hararghe Zone Administrator.
Haramaya University timely response to the public request
Haramaya University bought more than 400 quintals of rice it bought for 2,000,000 Birr and donated it to the residents of Melka Bello district, who have been affected by drought. Mrs. Miski Mohammad, an administrator of East Hararge Zone, received the donation to disseminate it to the target society to cope with the drought manifested due to the late rains in East Hararge Zone.
According to Mrs. Miski Mohammad, administrator of East Hararge Zone; Haramaya University provides support, including agricultural supplies such as seeds, fertilizers, and chemicals, in addition to sharing knowledge to the farmers in the zone to help them be self-sufficient in food security.
Mrs. Miski added that due to the lack of timely rains needed for this year’s crop production; the farmers have faced a shortage of food grains, but thanks to Haramaya University, it donated more than 400 quintals of rice to the needy citizens in two kebeles in Melka Bello district, based on our request for help.
Witnessing that the support Haramaya University renders to the society assures the university’s public ownership, the administrator called other governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as individuals to render similar support for the community affected by the drought.
In the same vein, Mr. Dine Rashid, the representative of Haramaya University, stated that the University is doing several similar activities that can solve the problems the community is facing, and Haramaya University bought more than 400 quintals of rice it bought for 2,000,000 Birr and it hand over to Mrs. Miski Mohammad, an administrator of East Hararge Zone to disseminated it to the residents of Melka Bello district, who have been affected by drought. So the support is one of the activities that the University performs to solve the problems of the community.
By Aweke Ayalneh
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