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Ethiopians around the world to celebrate GERD on Sunday

Ethiopians are encouraged to celebrate for three minutes “in any way they like,” said the coordinating committee.

GERD after the first stage of the filling was completed

borkena
August 1, 2020 

Ethiopians around the world are poised to celebrate the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). 

Lift, a private transportation service provider in Ethiopia and the National Coordinating Committee of GERD public participation Council joined hand to put together the event. 

According to state media, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporate, the event will be celebrated around the world on Sunday, August 2, 2020. 

“Our voice for our dam” is the theme of the campaign. Starting at 4 p.m. local time, Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian origin around the world will celebrate the dam for three minutes, said the organizing committee in Ethiopia. 

Celebration hashtag #Dimstashinlegidbachin Amharic for #ourvoiceforourdam is anticipated to trend among Ethiopians in social media. 

What’s to be celebrated about GERD?

On July 21, Ethiopia announced that it had successfully completed the first stage of filling the dam by taking advantage of the two weeks of heavy rainfall that the country received. 

Egypt insisted that Ethiopia should not start filling the dam before reaching an agreement on the time frames of the filling and measures to be taken in the events of drought which the latter said was unfair saying there is no international law that restricts Ethiopia from using the water in an equitable manner. 

Before the the filing of the first phase of the dam, Ethiopians launched a social media campaign to put pressure on Ethiopian government to fill the dam inundating platforms like Twitter with the hashtag #itismydam and #fillthedam

The dam is expected to start generating power using two turbines as to the year 2021. 

The celebration tomorrow is more about mobilizing the public to complete the dam and support for the diplomatic battle in the course of completing the dam rather than celebrating filling of the first phase of the dam — a stage that retained about 4.9 billion cubic meters of water in the reservoir of the dam. 

The dam will hold about 74 billion cubic meters of water when the filling is completed after the completion of the dam project which is expected to take three more years. 

Over 60 million Ethiopians will get electricity when GERD starts to generate hydroelectric power in full capacity. Ethiopia also intends to use the hydroelectric power generated from GERD as a reliable source of power supply for investors intending to invest in the manufacturing sector. 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. In time of severe genocidal acts taking place when dead bodies got dragged around for miles with the blood stains still seen from Ziway , Arsi , Shashamane , Addis Ababa , Guba …. , when mourning is silenced with thousands including the victim’s family members in jail, how can celebrating be suggested?

    Are those thousands recently put in jails allowed to celebrate too since they are presumed innocent until they are proven guilty? Is Dawud Ibssa celebrating too?

    When a few distance away from the dam fourteen farmers got slaughtered days ago with tens of thousands displaced from Guba area, how can celebration be suggested.

    Personally I celebrate if I Ilve long enough to get the GERD bond I have invested returned to me.

    The Medemer freaks might next ASK US TO CELEBRATE EACH TIME WHEN WE TURN OUR WATER FOSSIL ON, WITHIN OUR HOMES.

    Ethiopia currently got the 65th highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world due to the failed Medemer freak in power.

    We need a transitional government or a care taker government ASAP because the Medemer freaks are not intouch with the reality on the ground.

  2. We have many rounds, victory will be precisely written to us. We will save our credits by peaceful negotiation or by force. Just wait for..

  3. I guess the celebration is called by these Medemer freaks because the dam didn’t leak water ! Hooorraay! The dam does not leak water !!! Hooooraay! It is able to hold water !! Hoooraayy!! GERD started the final chapter !!! Hooooray!!

    Egypt did not bomb the dam . Hhooooray !! The spies Egypt sent got caught told us the caught Egyptian spies told us they were the first Egyptian spies to enter Ethiopia!! Hoooorraayy!! Ethiopia is free from Egypt’s spies per the Egyptian spies !! Hoooorraay!!

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    In time of severe genocidal acts taking place when dead bodies got dragged around for miles with the blood stains still seen from Ziway , Arsi , Shashamane , Addis Ababa , Guba …. , when mourning is silenced with thousands including the victim’s family members in jail, how can celebrating be suggested?

    Are those thousands recently put in jails allowed to celebrate too since they are presumed innocent until they are proven guilty? Is Dawud Ibssa celebrating too?

    When a few distance away from the dam fourteen farmers got slaughtered days ago with tens of thousands displaced from Guba area, how can celebration be suggested?

    Personally I celebrate if I Ilve long enough to get the GERD bond I have invested returned to me.

    The Medemer freaks might next ASK US TO CELEBRATE EACH TIME WHEN WE TURN OUR WATER FAUCETS ON WITHIN OUR HOMES.

    Ethiopia currently got the 65th highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world due to the failed Medemer freak in power.

    We need a transitional government or a care taker government ASAP because the Medemer freaks are not in touch with the reality on the ground.

  4. Consider me there in spirit. Congratulations dear countrymen/women!!! It is something of longtime coming achievement for those glorious people and every one of us is entitled to savor the moment(bigots notwithstanding!). I say this to those two fire spitting patriots H.E.’s Seleshi and Gedu!!! Way you go you two!!! Go get’em tigers!!!!

  5. Dictator Abiy Ahmed is squashing his oppositions competitors. The country is under siege , Ethiopians are being forced to support PP to escape prosecution.

    The only political party cadres that are not imprisoned in the current arrests in Addis Ababa are PP’s cadres, all other political parties got some of their members or leaders arrested in Addis Ababa, many Addis Ababa residents are scared, to escape arrests seen chanting “Abiy Abay Nieww!!!” Just to escape being arrested by Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa they are saying “Abiy is our bridge to make Ethiopia a middle income country in 2025!!!” .

  6. Ethiopia has been began to started the civilization of all human being, Ethiopia is the biggest historical Country in the World. this season the season for Ethiopian they wake up for change, prosperity and unity. Beside of our country there is the power of creator(GOD). GERD is mine . it is the language of our society, meaning of our community.Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is may Dam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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