On this 1st day of December 2023, the nation of Chad jubilantly commemorates the 33rd anniversary of the Day of Freedom and Democracy. This significant national event unfurls in Massakory, the capital of the Hadjer-Lamis province, under the watchful eye of the province's Governor, Satadjim Succes Noël.
A Celebration of Democratic Principles
The Day of Freedom and Democracy embodies the core values of liberty and democratic principles that Chad holds dear. It's a day of reflection and celebration, a moment to remember the country's journey towards maintaining and promoting freedom and democratic governance. As the 335th day of the year unfolds, the nation comes together to honor this chapter in Chad's history, with 30 days left until the end of the year.
Unity in Celebration
Massakory, the heart of the Hadjer-Lamis province, is alive with festivities. The celebrations are marked by a myriad of activities and events that bring together residents and officials in a vibrant display of unity and national pride. As the sun rises at 7:06:32 am and sets later this afternoon at 4:51:05 pm, the city embraces the spirit of the Day of Freedom and Democracy.
Global Solidarity on World AIDS Day
As Chad celebrates its national event, the world stands in solidarity on this 35th World AIDS Day and the 20th anniversary of PEPFAR. U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Dr. John N. Nkengasong, has called for renewed commitment in the fight against HIV/AIDS. He emphasizes the remarkable progress made over the past two decades and underscores the importance of PEPFAR's role in building health infrastructure and supporting health workers. His plea resonates on this day, urging the world, and indeed Chad, to continue their collective fight in defeating this global pandemic.