Addis Ababa, July 22, 2021 (Walta) – The vice administrator of the Amhara Regional State of Ethiopia, Fenta Mandefro (PhD), says the country has faced a threat to its existence.
The administrator said so while participating in a regional tree planting ceremony aimed at planting almost 248 million seedlings in a single day through out the region.
The vice administrator who participated a planting program held in the vicinity of the regional capital city, Bahir Dar, said that the current state of affairs in Ethiopia pinpoint toward survival campaign.
“The country is under pressure both an outlawed forces internally and foreign enemies externally in a bid to undermine its independence ,” the administrator said.
Ethiopia’s independence has been protected through blood and iron even in the old days of historical odds in the world history. We will do the same this time around, he said.
Despite a mountain of pressure on Ethiopia so that it will give up on its flagship project. the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, we have been able to achieve it by filling the dams reservoir for the second time, he added.
He also expressed his gratitude to the member of the Ethiopian Defense Force and Regional Special Forces, who are shedding their blood in order to ensure the survival of the country despite the odds.
The Amhara Regional State has planned to cover 185 thousand hectares of land with seedlings this summer. The regional state plans to plant 2 billion seedlings. That is 33.3 percent of the seedling planned to be planted at the national level.