In line with the noble initiatives taken to support families of fallen heroes, the residents of Tessenei town engaged in various business ventures raised over 2.3 million Nakfa which was channeled for the rehabilitation of 242 martyrs’ families for the 3rd time. Tessenei, 17 June 2011 – In line with the noble initiatives taken to support families of fallen heroes, the residents of Tessenei town engaged in various business ventures raised over 2.3 million Nakfa which was channeled for the rehabilitation of 242 martyrs’ families for the 3rd time.
In a meeting held at Costina Hotel, the Administrator of Tessenei sub-zone, Mr. Tekleberhan Gebrewold, said that supporting families of martyrs is not the responsibility of the government alone, but also the public at large. In this respect, he commended the residents of the town for their continued support to martyrs’ families.
He explained that the program was launched in May 2007 through a few benevolent nationals, and that in the first phase of the program about 3 million Nakfa was secured and subsequently disbursed to 208 families of martyrs. Also in the second phase, about 600,000 Nakfa was raised and directed for the rehabilitation of 99 martyrs’ families through extending 5,700 Nakfa each, Mr. Tekleberhan elaborated.
The chairman of martyrs’ families rehabilitation committee in the town, Mr. Michael Tekleawalom, who donated 60,000 Nakfa for the noble cause said that assisting families of martyrs is a noble initiative that gives deep moral satisfaction. He further pointed out that the sub-zonal Administration would distribute business site for 17 martyrs’ families. He also handed certificates to all benevolent nationals who made due contribution for the success of the program.
Mr. Ahmed Suleiman, who contributed 150,000 Nakfa for the same cause explained on his part that he would continue such an obligatory initiative.
The benefiting families of martyrs expressed satisfaction with the continued popular support, on top of the Government’s regular assistance. They also voiced pride over the martyrdom of their beloved ones for the noble cause of liberation.