Minneapolis – Hundreds of Somali State Diaspora in Minnesota State of United States gathered at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to celebrate the historic day of Gimbot 20, in presence of Counselor Mowlid Mohamed of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, DC.
Mowlid told the participants that Gimbot 20 was a day of historic change in Ethiopia, which now needs to be reinforced with the acceleration of the current ongoing development initiatives, such as the completion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
Participants of the event pledged thousands of US dollars for the building of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and vigorously expressed their utmost readiness to standby the dam until its completion.
“Because of Gimbot 20, Ethiopia has changed for good. Now, it is our duty to make sure that Ethiopia never goes back to those old dark days,” said to the participants by Abdullahi Garille, one of the event organizers.
Suldan Mohamed Bade, head of the event organizing committee, told the participants “this is a happy day for all Ethiopians, since this is the day that we got back our hard fought dignity and equality twenty years ago.”
Participants promised to help their state march towards further development, prosperity and eradicate poverty.
Somali Ethiopian Diaspora Youth Organization (SEDYO) presented a patriotic songs and traditional folk dances on the occasion.
Somali State Diaspora celabrate for Ginbot