Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Celebrates Adwa Victory from Afar
March2, 2019 (Ezega.com) - Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed called the current generation to repeat the Adwa victory by solving today's probems.
The 123rd anniversary of Adwa victory was celebrated today in the town of Adwa in Tigray regional state of Ethiopia.
In attendance were the President of Ethiopia Sahle-Work Zewde, Deputy Chief Administrator of Tigray, Dr. Debretsion Gebremichael, Speaker of the House of Federation, Keria Ibrahim, Minister of Culture, Dr Hirut Kassaw, and other federal and regional officials.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed did not go to Adwa to mark the occasion. Instead he gave remarks in Addis Ababa, and in ANNP regional state where he was visting along with the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Our sovereignty and made possible our flag to raise high instead of the colonizer’s,” the Prime Minister said.
"The young generation of today should repeat the victory of Adwa by defeating current challenges and barriers," he added
The Battle of Adwa was fought on 1 March 1896 between Ethiopia and Italy near the town of Adwa.
Under the command of Emperor Menelik II, poorly armed Ethiopians defeated over 20,000 well-armed Italian colonial forces at the battle of Adwa.
The victory made Ethiopia the only independent and uncolonized country in Africa.