Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Saturday dismissed fears the Horn of African nation faces a food crisis, despite sweeping drought across the wider region leaving millions in need of aid.
Floods and failed rains caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon have sparked a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in east Africa.
But Eritrea has long rejected UN food aid in favour of a policy of self reliance, and President Isaias said he was not worried.
“In view of the harvest shortfall that has affected the whole Horn of Africa region, President Isaias stated that the country will not face any crisis in spite of reduced agricultural output,” the information ministry said, after he was interviewed by state-run media. Continue reading Eritrea Will not Face Any Food Crisis: President→
President Isaias conducts an interview with local media discussing government policy on key domestic issues, overall developmental progress achieved in the past year as well as government sectoral priorities and programmes for this year in an extensive interview that was broadcast live by Eri-TV and Radio Dimsti Hafash yesterday evening.
President Isaias underlined that issuance of the new Nakfa Currency Notes was preceded by in-depth appraisal of the necessary fundamental financial parameters. This particular instrument is part and parcel of the structural adjustments that must be taken to strengthen and invigorate the economy, President Isaias pointed out. Issuance of the new Nakfa currency note will not, in itself, bring about miraculous economic change. However, the government is taking incremental and supportive measures to bring about the desired changes. There are positive signs and trends even if the time elapsed so far is too short for comprehensive assessment, President Isaias noted. Continue reading Local Media Interview with President Isaias→