Gov’t Restoring Basic Services, Providing Humanitarian Aid in Korem Town : Residents

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Addis Ababa November 27/2022/ENA/ Following the peace agreement signed between the Government of Ethiopia and  TPLF, the government  has been restoring services and making humanitarian aid available in Korem Town, residents of the town told ENA.

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The residents have also
pointed out that the government has been demonstrating its commitment to
restoring services and providing humanitarian aid to the residents of the town,
adhering to the peace agreement.

Eskedar Haile, a resident of Korem,
recalled that the residents of the town had endured hardship and misery for
over a year.

However, the prevalence of peace and
security in Korem and its surroundings following the peace agreement, has led
life in the town to return to normalcy, Eskedar noted.

“The food aid delivery
has eased the problems of the people,” she said.

Priest Hagos Ararso also recalled that
residents of Korem and its surroundings had experienced severe humanitarian
crisis due to the conflict.

The people have returned to their previous livelihood after the prevailing of peace in Korem and its surroundings, Priest Hagos observed, adding that the agreement reached between the government and TPLF would usher in lasting peace to the people.

The delivery of
emergency food aid to people in need by the government has eased the chronic
problems of the people, he explained. The priest called on all to play their role to the implementation
of the agreement.

Meles Aderu, a youth resident of Korem,
said he resumed his previous market activities in the town following the peace
agreement.

Stating that people who were displaced due
to the threat of conflict have returned to their homes , Meles said, adding
that the government’s relief assistance to people in need has eased the
sufferings.

Mayor of Korem City Administration, Zemachu Belay said the conflict has caused loss of lives and material damage.

Following the damage on
public utilities in and around the town, the government is undertaking
reconstruction work, the mayor stated.

Accordingly, telephone, electricity and water services
have resumed recently, and health institutions and government services are
being restored, he pointed out.

Apart from this, the mayor said that 9,000
quintals of food for a month is being made available beginning from this week
to over 53,833 people who are in urgent need of food aid due to the
conflict. 

He also explained that the government has
kept its promise of humanitarian aid to the needy, where the fast delivery of
food is helping the people to return to their normal activities quickly.

He said Korem town has been returning to
normalcy, stating that public transport has also resumed from Korem to Alamata
and Sekota towns and vice versa.

The rehabilitation of health and education
institutions destroyed by conflict including banking services, will be carried
out, he stated.

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