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Addis Ababa unveils COVID-19 prevention project benefits over 1.2M people

Addis Ababa, July 23, 2020 (FBC) – The city Administration of Addis Ababa has introduced a new COVID 19 prevention project that aims to protect more than 1. 2 million people in the capital from the pandemic.

The project that will run for the next six months under the theme “Our Health Is in Our Hands” has been jointly initiated by Dalberg Group, Roha Group and a team of Charity Organizations and public and private institutions, according to Press Secretariat of Mayor Office.

Out of the total project budget, 1 Million US Dollars has raised by Roha Group while the remaining is contributed by several donor organizations, it is indicated on the occasion.

Moreover, the city has so far raised financial and in-kind contribution worth more than 4 million Birr from institutions and voluntary individuals.

On the occasion, Endawok Abitie said the city administration has distributed resources it has secured from individuals and institutions to disadvantaged segments of the community so far.

Deputy Mayor and Public Service Delivery Cluster Coordinator of Addis Ababa, Engineer Endawok Abitie and Director of Roha Africa, Wolela Hailesselassie have launched the project today.

The project that centers residential quarters is said accessible to 1.2 Million residents who will receive sanitation and hygienic supplies based on family sizes.

The project also aims to undertake awareness creation activities among the community on ways of combating the pandemic, it is learned.


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