Diplomatic Push To Build Ethiopia’s River Nile Dam

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Addis Ababa, 6 April 2014 (WIC) - Diplomats and staff at the Ethiopian Embassy in London pledged their monthly salary to buy bonds amounting to £68,250 (around 2,120,000 Birr), in connection with the 3rd anniversary of the launching  of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

Following discussions on the progress made in the implementation of this huge national undertaking, employees of the embassy vowed to remain seized and unanimously decided to mobilize funds, joining hands with the Ethiopian Diaspora residing in the UK. 

H.E. Berhanu Kebede, Ethiopian Ambassador to the UK, in remarks made at the staff meeting, urged compatriots to intensify engagement in all development endeavors mapped out to make poverty history and realize growth and economic prosperity.

The River Nile, as H.E. Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom recently said in an article, “is a symbol of cooperation and collaboration” and Ethiopia will uphold its principled stance to always work for a win-win solution regarding the utilization of the waters of the Nile.

The diplomats and staff of the Ethiopian Embassy in London had previously raised £60,000 (1,920,000 Birr) in support of the national drive to undertake the construction of the Hidase Dam, which upon completion will generate 6,000MW of power that will feed the fast growing Ethiopian economy. (http://afkinsider.com)

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