Members of the Eritrean
People’s Party Holds Public Meeting
At Shimelba Refugee Camp in Ethiopia
EPP Department for
Information and Culture
On 12 September 2008, leadership members of the Eritrean People’s Party
(EPP) held a three-hour public meeting at the Shimelba refugee camp in
Northern Ethiopia in which an exhaustive explanation and clarification
was given about the political programme and the political resolutions of
the constituent congress of the broad based People’s Party held between
25 and 30 July this year.
The EPP delegation on visit to Shimelba consisted of Messrs. Mohammed
Ali Ibrahim, head of the Department for Internal Affairs; Mohammed
Asselo, Central Council member in charge of party membership matters in
northern Ethiopia; Issa Mohammed, member of the leadership cluster in
the Department of Internal Affairs.
Also explained in great length at the Shimelba public meeting, in which
a large number of the refugee camp inmates attended, was the recent
accord reached for closer relations between the EPP and the Eritrean
Democratic Party (EDP).
Shimelba refugees actively participated in the discussion that followed
the presentations and passed their recommendations for action against
the dictatorial regime.
Well over 15,000 young Eritreans reside at the Shimelba refugee camp
located not far
from the Eritrean-Ethiopian border. It is to be recalled that members of
the Simret musical troupe from Shimelba graced with their songs and
speeches the constituent congress of the EPP in Addis Ababa last July
and finally declared their membership in the new party.