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Adwa Victory Memorial Depicts True, Full Picture of Adwa Victory: Mayor Adanech


The Adwa Victory Memorial is a place where the future generation will learn the whole truth about the history and significance of Adwa victory, Mayor of Addis Ababa City Administration, Adanech Abiebie said.

The Adwa Victory Memorial, which was built in the center of Addis Ababa to honor those who resisted the Italian invaders and left an independent Ethiopia, was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by President Sahle-Work Zewde, chief administrators of regional states, high ranking government officials, diplomatic corps and other invited guests.

Speaking at the occasion, Mayor of Addis Ababa City Administration, Adanech Abiebie congratulated all Ethiopians for reaching on the landmark of inaugurating the Adwa Victory Memorial.

This monument serves as inspiration for other Black people around the globe to struggle for their freedom, it was indicated.

Adwa’s victory has not been commemorated and remembered in a way that befits its greatne
ss she said, adding the newly inaugurated Adwa Victory Memorial has been built in a manner that remembers the extraordinary bravery of Ethiopians whose stories had not yet received enough attention in addition to including historical occurrences that had been overlooked.

Thus, she elaborated that the timeless history of Ethiopians has been built in the memorial with the initiative of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

She said that the victory of Adwa is the victory that inspired the black race to resist oppression and fight for their independence.

Addis Ababa has now become a center that represents the black people of the world due to this grand memorial museum, adding Adwa Victory Memorial is an additional destination for visitors.

‘Our capital, Addis Ababa, is not only the diplomatic center of the world and the seat of the African Union, but it is also a major tourist attraction that has a memory of the victory of all black people,’ she described.

Finally, she expressed her gratitude to all who engaged in th
e construction of the project including contractors, consultants, historians, artists, officials of the city administration and all others.

The Adwa Victory Memorial, a monumental project located at the center of the capital, encompasses a museum, meeting halls, amphitheater, library, art gallery, exhibition center, and other facilities, all dedicated to honoring the heroes and heroines of the historic triumph and Africans.

The memorial is a gift from the current generation of Ethiopians to the future generation that is expected to carry over the historical feats of the Battle of Adwa.

The memorial has 11 blocks and 5 floors equipped with modern technology that meets the international standards encompassing several meeting halls.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency