Addis Ababa November 18/2020 (ENA) Over 60 % of the water hyacinth, regionally often known as Emboch, which invaded Lake Tana, has been eliminated by a nationwide marketing campaign that can final for one month , based on Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electrical energy.
Water, Irrigation and Vitality State Minister, Abrha Adugna instructed ENA that 17 of the 30 kebeles alongside the shore and within the lake have been cleared from water hyacinth over the last 20 working days.
Greater than 200,000 individuals have taken half within the marketing campaign that efficiently cleared 60 % of the weed.
The plan for this marketing campaign is to take away 90 % of the water hyacinth, which covers 4,300 hectares of land in Lake Tana.
The state minister mentioned the marketing campaign will proceed for 10 extra working days in order to hit the goal regardless of the marketing campaign initially deliberate to be concluded inside a month.
He urged all involved events and most of the people to take part and contribute their share within the marketing campaign to avoid wasting Lake Tana, one of many main sources of Abay River.
The marketing campaign will probably be used as finest expertise to be utilized on Koka, Abaya, and Chamo lakes which might be victims of water hyacinth, Abrha identified.
The authorities launched a month-long marketing campaign to take away water hyacinth from Lake Tana final month.