Africa-Press – Eritrea. Asmara, 22 June 2022- Commemoration of Martyrs Day was held in the Northern and Southern Red Sea and Gash Barka Regions with patriotic zeal.
As part of the event, the newly renovated Martyrs Cemetery in the port city of Assab was inaugurated on 19 June by Ambassador Mohammed-Seid Mantai, Governor of the Southern Red Sea Region and Brig. Gen. Abraham Andom, Commander of Eastern Command.
On 20 June wreath laying ceremony at the Martyrs Cemetery was conducted with limited participation.
Likewise, 60 thousand Nakfa contributed by staff members of the port city of Assab administration and social service provision institutions was disbursed to 20 families of martyrs.
In the same vein, Eritrean Martyrs Day was commemorated at regional level at the Hitimlo Martyrs Cemetery in the Northern Red Sea Region.
At the event, Ms. Asmeret Abraha, Governor of the Northern Red Sea Region, laid wreath at the Martyrs Cemetery.
Similarly, Martyrs Day was commemorated in several areas in Gash Barka Region featuring various programs including walkathon to historical places, candle vigil as well as cultural and artistic performances.
At the event organized on 20 June, Ambassador Mahmud Ali Hiruy, Governor of the region, and Ambassador Mahmud Ali Jabra, Secretary of PFDJ in the region, laid wreath at the Martyrs Cemetery.