Defense Forces, Police Hold Peace Marches Across the Nation

 A peace march was held today in Addis Ababa by the National Defense forces, Addis Ababa and Federal Police commissions.

Participants of the peace march travelled from Tewodros Square to Meskel Square on foot.

Speaking at the opening of the event, Defense Minister Siraj Fegessa said the security forces, in addition to their contribution towards ensuring peace and security, will further strengthen their contribution to the realization of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

"As our security force is an army of peace and development, it has been making monthly contribution to GERD, besides creating favorable situation for development and peace in the country in general. It is also playing a leading role to in contributing financial support for the dam by purchasing the seventh round bond", Siraj added.

According to the Minister, the nation has managed to implement integrated development projects, including GERD, over the last two decades since it has succeeded in building a security force that is capable of protecting the sovereignty, and national interest of the country.

The march is one of the indicators of the contribution of the Defense forces, Addis Ababa and Federal Police commissions to development endeavors, including the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam that will be realized peacefully. 

The event in Addis Ababa was organized by the Defense forces, Addis Ababa and Federal Police commissions, in collaboration with Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Meanwhile, peace marches were similarly held across the country, ENA correspondents reported. 

The events were observed across the nation with the view of developing the contributions of the Defense forces and the police in the development of the nation.

The Defense forces and police have expressed their strong commitment to discharge their responsibilities not only in keeping peace but also in playing active role in the ongoing development endeavors in the country. 

Februarys 11/2018/ENA