#Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki on reports of poor health
Asmara, Eritrea ( DIPLOMAT.SO)- Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki trying to gain more popularity of his people fleeing to Sudan, Ethiopia and Yemen to seek asylum to Europe through perilous journey from Libya and Turkey.
Afwerki, continues to play a prominent political role in the region in recent times, despite the fact that the opposition in the United Kingdom and Germany are spreading propaganda in social media that Eritrean President is not in the desired health and can not move from his bed – This is by posts and comments in Facebook accounts which do not depend reliable sources from inside Asmara – .
High-level sources dismissed concerns about the Eritrean President’s health as mere rumors and urged social media users to be cautious and to validate the transfer of information and news online “in order to use modern technology and social networking sites for the benefit of our society and country”.
Other sources say, the Eritrean President received medical care from a hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates by the end of last week, and he was suffering from persisting ill-health and weakness.
The Bank of Eritrea has issued the following additional information on the redemption of old Nacfa currency notes in circulation.
Legal Notice 124/2015 Article 5(2) stipulates that “All private enterprises or individuals can deposit the old Nakfa currency notes, irrespective of their amount, within the first two weeks of the transaction period”.
However, with a view to ease the workload of the banks, exchange of old Nakfa currency notes that do not exceed 20,000 Nakfa will only be permitted in the four weeks that follow i.e. from 2 December 2015 to 30th December 2015.
Expansion and re-construction of new neighborhoods in the cities for Commerce and Industry
Eritrea’s third largest city Massawa is winding up the construction of its second, massive and multi-million dollar housing construction projects that is expected to solve the housing problem in the port city.
Details are sketchy but the apartments are expected to be available for tenants upon completion.