Addis Ababa February 12/2018 The Defense forces have expressed their commitment to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
The Sixth FDRE Defense Forces Day is being celebrated under the motto, "We shall be guarantor of the renaissance of our country by protecting our constitutional system and consolidating the peoples culture" through different activities.
Following a panel discussion organized in connection with the Defense Forces Day at Kolfe Keranyo Sub-city today, Head of Inspection Office at Ministry of Defense, Major General Hachalu Shelama, told ENA that the defense forces have gained recognition from the respecting the public and the Constitution.
The defense forces have been active actors in community development, he added.
Armed Forces Hospital Quality Control and Evaluation Head, Colonel Silas Gebremikael said they have been participating in charity in addition to ensuring and protecting the nation.
She added that they have been supporting poor farmers during harvest and the needy people in different parts of the country by building houses.
The discussion points at the panel were the role and image of the defense forces.
The panel discussion covered various topics, including the contribution of the defense forces to the prevention of human and natural disasters and environmental protection efforts.