The Independence Torch has begun its tour in the Gash Barka Region after ending its journey in the Southern Region.
Asmara, 26 March 2016 – The Independence Torch has begun its tour in the Gash Barka Region after ending its journey in the Southern Region.
The handing-over ceremony took place at Molki on Monday March 21st. The Governors of the Southern and Gash Barka Regions, the Commanders of the Central and Western Commands, residents as well as members of the EDF were present at the ceremony.
The Governor of Gash Barka Region, Mr. Fesehaie Haile, stated that the torch will stay in the Region for one month and cover all historic areas of epic battles that epitomize the resistance of the Eritrean people.
The Governor of the Southern Region, Mr. Efrem Gebrekristos, stated that the torch evokes the memories of the struggle and the high price that was paid to secure national independence. He also said that the torch is a reminder for building a strong and prosperous nation.
Next week, the torch will pass through Tokombia, Augaro and Golij and travel a total distance of 129 kilometers.