Ethiopians in Chicago contribute $110,000 in support of Renaissance Dam
Addis Ababa, June 22 (WIC) - Ethiopians and foreigners of Ethiopian origin residing in and around the city of Chicago have purchased bonds amounting over 110,000 US dollars channeled towards the building of the Grand Renaissance Dam.
According to Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA), the compatriots made the purchase on a fund raising event held last weekend at the Diamond restaurant in Chicago.
Speaking on the occasion, Berhane Misganaw Kassa, Chairman of the Renaissance Council of the vicinity stated it was a showcase event for other places in the Mid-West area that culminated in the first practical contribution by Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans.
The Chairman apprised the crowd that the event highlighted the all-round participation by Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans in the Chicago Metro Area in the realization of the building of the Grand Renaissance Dam which is hugely expected to positively spur the impact of Ethiopia' development agenda.
Berhane briefed the congregation of the activities undertaken by the leadership team and the entire members who have been relentlessly toiling for the last few months since the offing of the project to make the event a success.
Ambassador Mulie Tarekegn, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Ethiopia who is also in Charge of Diaspora Community Affairs, on the occasion explained to the audience the far-reaching national significance and individual benefits that accrue from the purchase of bonds.
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