Following a chain of meetings with regional and local EPDP chapters in recent weeks, the EPDP leadership took time on 15 July 2018 to address party members in Down Under (Australia) to brief them on latest developments in the political and organizational spheres relevant to Eritrea and the party.
Reaching EPDP members in five urban centres in Australia via electronic media, party chairman, Menghesteab Asmerom, and the head of organizational office, Tesfai Woldemichael (Degiga), made extensive presentations on current affairs and responded to various questions raised during the meeting.
One of the key issues raised and discussed at the meeting was the urgency of strengthening the EPDP to enable it to effectively play its much expected role in the struggle for change in Eritrea and the subsequent hard work in build a state of reliable democratic institutions.
The immediate response was a fund-raising drive started with pledges of six colleagues for $3,500 and the commitment to continue the drive throughout Australia.
It is to be recalled that, during the past three months, substantial amounts were collected in EPDP North America and Europe following the project of funding a successful mission to Israel, and the plan of expanding such missions to regions where Eritreans reside in big numbers.