Ethiopia: Anyuak Zone Development Progress

Gambella, Ethiopia, May 17, 2015 (GMN) - Anyuak Zone has made significant progress and registered in the areas of agriculture, health, education, potable water and security for the last 9 months. Zone Chief Administrator Ato Othow Okoth told state news media.

He added, the formation of villagization program in for the last 3 years did play pivotal role in farmers life and abilities to farm and invest locally and improve their livelihood productivities by engaging in agricultural activities and become beneficiaries of safe investment and development.

On security issues, zone security agency sized about 71 illegal fire arms and 12000 ammunitions from unauthorised individual and put those infidels under the law and discipline them. On education, there is good news of elementary and high school student’s enrollment rates are increasing and dropout rates decreasing.

Anuyak Zone is one of the three zones of the Ethiopian Region of Gambella. Its capital is Abobo. Abobo is among the woredas that make up the Midwest zone (Anyuak Zone) of the Gambella state. Collectively, the Midwest is known as Gambella’s Heartland because of the prominent part its farms and manufacturing play in the Gambella economy. It is the commercial and agriculture capital of Gambella state.

This zone is bordered on the southwest by South Sudan, on southeast by the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, on the east by Mezhenger Zone, on the northeast by the Oromia Region, and on the northwest by South Sudan and Nuer Zone. Woredas in this zone include

The terrain is mostly flat; rivers include the  Openo (Baro), which is the only navigable river in Ethiopia, the Alwero and the Gilo; major bodies of water include Lakes Alwero and Tata. A notable landmark is the Gambella National Park, which covers a large part of the Zone south of the Openo (Baro).

Source: Gambella Media Network