The Ethiopian people together with other progressive forces throughout the world celebrates the 12th Anniversary of the popular revolution under the leadership of the WPE. The achievements of the past 12 years are too many to be recounted here. The Ethiopian masses and their revolutionary leadership can take Justifiable pride in scoring so many victories in such a short time.
In commemoration of this event, the Ethiopian Postal Service issued a set of four stamps featuring the gains of the revolution among the most important events which have been scored.
Featured in the 20c stamp is the establishment of a National Military Service in which every Ethiopian Citizen shall have the opportunity to serve and thus, renew his glorious, patriotic heritage in the spirit of Socialist Patriotism and proletarian Internationalism, lays down strong and durable basis for the strengthening of the Revolutionary Armed Forces to safeguard the Revolution, defend the Sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of the Revolutionary motherland. Also, the youth of Revolutionary Ethiopia can contribute to the economic and social development of the country in the process of the National Military Service. Any Ethiopian, from 18 to 50 years of age shall have the duty to serve in the National Military Service.
The 30 C.. stamp portrays a tall triangular monument, entitled “Tiglachin” (Our Struggle), honoring members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, Workers, Peasants and of Urban Dweller Associations who sacrificed their lives for the unity and territorial integrity of the Country and in defense of the Ethiopian Revolution. The Tiglachin monument rests on a total area of 30.000 sq. meters, with a diameter of 2.70 meters and 50 meters tall decorated with\the hero’s medal of Revolutionary Ethiopia weighing 700 kg. It is located in front of the Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa.
The 55 C stamps shows the emblem of a Pictorials Exhibition named “Delachinn (Our Victory) of the Workers party of Ethiopia and with the celebration which has been arranged in conjunction with the celebration of the Tenth Anniversary of the Ethiopian Revolution. The exhibition introduces the long and rich historical expense in a general way. It has undertaken the task, nevertheless, of tracing the experiences of the Ethiopian people from the earliest times of human existence to the momentous events of 1974, and then through the past ten years of revolutionary life. It tells of the struggles which have been made and of the victories which have been scored. On the foundations of this past ten years, it describes the tasks which have been set for the future.
The exhibition is the first of its kind in Ethiopia. In support of its objectives, it has brought together over 2,500 photographs, some 143 charts and diagrams over 50 documents and 20 works of art by Ethiopian artists, it is hoped that the exhibition will be fully illustrative 01 the creative capacities of the Ethiopian Masses, and that, it will contribute to a fuller understanding and a scientific’ assessment of our history.
Depicted in the 85c stamps is the Merti Fruit and Vegetable processing plant. This plant is one of the Agroindustry which was inaugurated in November 1983, Located in the Province of Arba Gugu. Merti Wereda at 200 km South-east of Addis Ababa and 50 km. away from Sodere. This Factory is producing varieties of processed Fruit and Vegetables Products some of which are orange marmalade, Orange Squash, Orange Nectar, Orange Peel Oil, Tomato Paste, Tomato Juice, Ketchup, etc. it can also produce other products from Govara, Grape, Strawberry, Papaya, Ginger and other Vegetables as needed.
This factory has also created employment opportunities for about 605 People and also plays major role in saving foreign exchange and also generated foreign Exchange by producing exportable products in Strengthening the National Economy.