EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a news from the Ministry of Information. It is a joke by Bereket Simon on the people of Ethiopia. Sialagitibin naw (ሲያላግጥብን ነው).
(ENA) — Preparation has been finalized to celebrate the first ever ‘Ethiopian Flag Day’ at national level on July 5, 2008.
At a relevant meeting held here on Wednesday it was disclosed that some 600,000 flags would be dispatched as of 19 June 2008. Additional some 400,000 flags would also be distributed in the metropolis and in the surrounding area of the city.
Compact Discs (CDs) that contain the national anthem of Ethiopia is under distribution among regional states as of June 18, 2008.
Information Minister, Berhan Hailu on the occasion said the message to be delivered on the day aims at reinvigorating the feeling of nationalism.
The National Millennium Celebration Secretariat, Deputy Director Gifti Abassiya on her part said the national flag, which is a symbol of the nations, nationalities, and peoples of Ethiopia, shall be promoted in a coordinated manner.
Director of the Addis Ababa City Millennium Secretariat, Kiros Hailesilssie said the secretariat is closely working with stakeholders to celebrate the day colorfully.
A representative from Hayat S. C, a real estate business company, said the company is also carrying out the distribution of the national flags and CDs.
The company has already allocated 5 million Birr for the same cause.