Radio Erena: 16 January 2015
Local administrations in Eritrea issue final notices warning the defiant people’s army members who have declined repeated government calls to report to the military training camps.
In a threatening notice posted on their offices, the local administrations noted the disobedience by the members of the people’s army and that the administrations wouldn’t be responsible for any consequences if all the members did not report by this past Wednesday the 15th of January.
Radio Erena was able to get a copy of the warning notice that was signed and sealed on the 12th of January which was believed to have been issued after a no-show report from the military training camps.
The government of Eritrea is reported to have been postponing the formal military training for the people’s army, which is composed of men between the ages of 40 and 60, due to rejections from the members of the army for repeated calls from the government.
According to our sources, majority of the members of the people’s army reject the calls saying the calls were insensitive toward their lives which lack any viable intentions.
Some members, who have already reported to a military training camp in the western region of Gash Barka called Mai Lam, have begun their training.
It is to be remembered that the government has been threatening to revoke family ration coupons to those who reject the government’s repeated calls and that the government would launch a rounding-up campaign to take them by force.