Date: Saturday, 28 October 2017
President Isaias Afwerki gave a live radio and television interview with national media outlets on the 7th of October, focusing on various domestic and regional developments.
Excerpts of the interview follow:
Mr. President, while it was okay in terms of its coverage when it started, people were concerned that this year’s rainfall did not start at the expected time. In relation to this issue, how do you assess the general achievements associated with food security in Eritrea?
Indisputably, food is a very basic concern for every citizen and food security is an important priority. However, as food security may be associated with subsistence, we need to be strategic enough to think beyond food security. The ultimate objective in relation to this issue has to be the improvements in the quality of life of citizens. Further, instead of limiting our food security strategy to our current situation, we should think strategically in terms of what has to be done in terms of improving the quality of life of citizens in proportion or in response to population increase in five, ten, fifteen years. In our long term strategy, we should…...........
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ሓበሬታ፡ ኣብ ዝሓለፈ ግዜ እዚ ቃለ-ምልልስ ናብ ደሃይ መርበብ ሓበሬታ ብእንግሊዝ ቃል-ሰነድ ሰዲደዮ ኔረ። እንተኾነ ግን ኣብ`ቲ ገጽ እቲ ሰነድ ብንጹር ከንብቦ ኣይከኣልኩን። ንኣኻትኩምውን ከምኡ ከጋጥመኩም ስለ ዝኽእል መሊሰ ይሰዶ ኣሎኩ።