ADDIS ABABA –THE ETHIOPIAN HERALD Newspaper 24 April 2016: It was in 1933 EC that the second Ethio-Italy war has concluded and the then regimes have signed a peace treaty. The day May 5, 1925 was momentous for Ethiopians celebrating their victory. And it was on that day that the national flag was reinstated.
To remember the day, the Ethiopian Patriots Association planned to celebrate it colourfully. Briefing journalists Friday in connection with the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day, Association President Lij Daniel Jote Mesfin said that by remembering the value and decisive sacrifice of forefathers the present generation is expected to repeat similar victory in the fight against poverty.
The nation has passed a number of educative and generous historical situations which stimulate this generation to engage courageously in every discipline to register encouraging achievements, he said, adding the association is actively working in preserving related historical sources to enable the youth know the history of their country.
He also lauded the government’s effort in supporting Association’s move to build patriot’s museum, library and memorial square. He added that ethio telecom is playing important role in 8400 A SMS Lottery and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism would also take part in organizing the 75th anniversary of the Association.
Culture and Tourism Ministry Sector Development Research Directorate Director Teferi Teklu on his part said that the history of Ethiopian patriots is not only the nation’s history rather it is also the history of all black freedom fighters.
To uphold this astounding history and to celebrate the day attained by the gallant fighters against fascist Italian regime, the government is working closely with the association and stakeholders, he added.
According to him, the celebration includes historical and cultural symposiums, exhibitions, and various programs on the day.
BY YOHANES JEMANEH