The Combat Engineering Unit conducted a three day workshop from 4 -6 September 2015 in the city of Keren aiming at documenting its history and activities during the armed struggle.
Keren, 09 September 2015- The Combat Engineering Unit conducted a three day workshop from 4 -6 September 2015 in the city of Keren aiming at documenting its history and activities during the armed struggle.
Commander of the unit, Brigadier General Tekie Russom said that given the profoundness and immensity of the history, it would be impossible to have it documented in just three days but the commencement was in itself a step forward.
Speaking on the occasion, Brigadier General Tesfay Yishak, one of the unit’s founders, stressed the importance of the conference in ensuring that coming generations know their history well and learn from the experiences to confront any challenges ahead.
Participants on their part called on the unit to explore all aspects of its history ensuring its continuity.
Different heroic feats that even amazed their executors were narrated and documented during the conference. A committee has also been set up to conduct researches and collect documents regarding the unit’s activities.
Calls were made in the end on participants to submit their narrations in writing to the committee and for the latter to organize history telling sessions, and to provide public access for the documented stories as well as for different cooperatives of former freedom fighters to contribute their due part in the silver jubilee celebrations of Eritrean Independence.