Asmara, 19 May 2022- Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sports indicated that preparations to enthusiastically celebrate the 31st anniversary of Independence Day inside the country and abroad have been finalized.
Pointing out that this year’s Independence Day celebration is being conducted under the theme “Independent Choice-Backbone of Our Pride”, Ambassador Zemede said that the every year Independence Day celebration, 24 May, is a day in which we pledge commitment and readiness to effectively implement the national development programs.
Ambassador Zemede went on to say that the 31st anniversary of the Independence Day celebration will start on 21 May with various cultural and artistic programs in Asmara Cinema Halls and the official ceremony will be held at Asmara Stadium and will be broadcast live by Eri-TV.
Similarly, preparations to celebrate the 31st anniversary of Independence Day have been finalized in the Gash Barka, Southern Red Sea, and Southern Regions under the theme “Independent Choice-Backbone of Our Pride”.
Indicating that preparation for the celebration of the Independence Day anniversary started in April, Mr. Idris Saleh, Director General of Culture and Sports in the Gash Barka Region, said that the celebration will include artistic and cultural programs depicting the lifestyle and traditions of the people in the region.
Mr. Idris also said that already environmental sanitation popular campaigns are being conducted in various parts of the region in connection with the event.
Moreover, the General Director of Culture and Sports in the Southern Red Sea Region, Ms. Hawa Mohammed said that preparation to celebrate the 31st anniversary of Independence Day has been finalized.
Ms. Hawa noted that so far sports and educational activities are being conducted in the port city of Assab as well as in other semi-urban centers in the region.
At the regional level, the Independence Day celebration will be held in the port city of Assab from 23 to 26 May featuring cultural and artistic programs.
Preparation to celebrate the 31st anniversary of Independence Day has also been finalized in the Southern Region.
According to the Secretary of the National Holidays Coordinating Committee in the region, Mr. Girmay Gebru the Independence Day anniversary celebration will be conducted at a regional level at Mendefera Stadium on 22 May featuring cultural and artistic performances as well as a calisthenics show on which 400 students will participate.
Mr. Girmay went on to say that the official celebration of Independence Day commenced in the region on 16 May with the lighting Independence Torch at the Dekemhare Front where the final offensive for the total liberation of Eritrea was conducted.