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Experts,researchers to form advisory council on the Nile and GERD

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Samuel Kifle (Ph.D), State Minister in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Photo credit : FBC

June 24, 2020

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Science and Higher education announced on Wednesday that a coalition of experts and intellectual’s council is to be established with the aim to advise the Ethiopian government on the Nile Basis, Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) and other related issues.

State Minister in the Ministry, Samuel Kifle, is cited as saying that the government will also work to ensure that Universities focusing on research on water studies are producing quality intellectuals.

New programs will be opened, if needed, to foster research in the area, it was said, as reported by Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC).

Ethiopia has universities with a focus on Water technology studies.

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  1. Repeat!!!

    It’s been futile trying to make sense with the megalomaniac in Al-Qahirah. Reasoning is all lost in him. The wannabe bully in Cairo reminds me of an employee who used to work for the former railroad company Chemin de Fer. It was in one of those small railway stations from my childhood years. His job title was known as ‘bombiye’. I think it originated from a French term for someone who pumps water. May be it should have been said as ‘pompiye’. I’m not that well versed in French but that was what employees like him used to be called wherever there was a water tower. One of the fringe benefits of the old railway is there were water pump stations at many of those stop-overs. The water was pumped out of the deep wells nearby. It was clean and safe as tab water. The bombiye gets up very early to fire up the motor and the pumpIng was done until the water tower is full around 11AM. There was a fountain which was always locked. The only person who had the key was the bombiye. Everyone used to line up and waiting for that water lord to come by and open up the spigot. One particular bombiye was a cry baby and a sadist one. He used to take his Sweet time by dragging his feet while everyone is standing there in a scorching sun. He held the key to the fountain and there was no other choice but to wait. Others before him were very nice people but this one hated everyone that turned himself into a sadist. But one day the anger boiled over and the residents had to call in the police officer and he gave him a stern warning. The officer then reported him to his employee and which transferred the bombiye to other jobs far away from our village. That is what el-Sisi wants to be now. He knows very well that the dam is ready for filling. He knows that. He is not that stupid. He wants to be handed over the main key to the dam. If he fails to get that, which will never happen, be ready for other stupid demands from him or his successors. You will hear how much of its GDP Egypt has lost because of the dam. That will be told in billions. In US dollars that is. Military option will be a disaster for Egypt and Sudan. They will end up losing the Blue Nile and all of its tributaries. Forever that is. Ok Mr. bombiye wannabe!!! Keep dancing!!!


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