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Ethiopian PM message to Egypt, Sudan on GERD negotiation 

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tells Egypt and Sudan that all the attempts outside of negotiation over GERD futile and will not fear fruit 

Ethiopian leaders stand for National anthem during second turbine power generation celebration event

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed remarked on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) negotiation for the first time in a long time. 

On Thursday, during an event organized to celebrate power generation from the second turbine of GERD,  he conveyed his message. 

In his speech during the ceremony, he said that it [the dam] could have been filled within a short time had the water not let flow. 

“The reason we release their [Egypt and Sudan] share of the water and hold water for an extended period is to ensure that they are not harmed and we are not harmed. It is out of our interest for mutual development.  Lower riparian countries need to understand that and make themselves ready for talks and negotiation. They need to believe that it is possible to attain results through agreement and commit themselves to it,” he said. 

He stressed that any action outside of negotiation is a futile attempt and that it will not stop what is started. Egypt has been implicated in financing proxy wars in different parts of Ethiopia by supporting radical ethnic nationalist groups.  

In June of this year, a former Finnish diplomat, Simo Parviainen, said the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) works in partnerships with groups in Sudan and Egypt that are working against Ethiopia. 

The Ethiopian State media aired the event in breaking news coverage. 

The second turbine that is inaugurated on Thursday generates 375 MW of power. 

The project is 83 percent completed according to the Project Manager, Engineer Kifle Horo. The aim is to complete it in the next two and half years.  The civil engineering aspect of the project is 95 percent completed. But it is lagging behind in terms of metal works and electro-mechanical work which is 73 percent and 61 percent respectively. 

Part of the next task is to install the remaining turbine and generate over 515 thousand MW of power, the manager said. 

The third filling of the dam is underway. When it is completed the reservoir is expected to have over 18 billion cubic meters of water. 

President Sahlework Zewde, First Lady Zinash Tayachew, the Dept  Defense Chief of Staff of the Defense Force Abebaw Tadesse, Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonenen, and Defense Minister Abraham Belay attended the event. 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi bigots! It’s me again, your worst headache! How do you like this photo of PM Abiy turning the start button on the 2nd turbine? In your ugly face! If I were you who wants to see that gem of the colored go asunder and I found out that it will never happen, I wouldn’t see it is worth a living. I will just dash to a nearest lake and dive into the deep end to never come up again. You are one sorry ass losers!!!

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  2. Breaking news! Read all about it! Breaking news!
    Halawa drunk el-Sisi just reshuffled his cabinet by firing and replacing 13 of them. Cry-for-no-reason Mohammed Abdel-Aty has been fired because he ‘let the 3rd filling of the dam completed and the 2nd turbine started generating electricity. He is replaced by the one and only Hani Sweilam who will single-handedly bring down those 120+ million black folks to utter submission and surrender the GERD dam to el-Sisi on a silver platter. Hani will fly one of those panhandled F16’s if he has to show those black folks who their real boss is. He has hired very special experts to assist him in his campaign. These experts were recruited from among us. They are:
    1) Former member of the now defunct Western Somalia Liberation Front whose homeland former Republic of Ogadenia has been colonized by the imperialist troika of Amhara, Oromo and Tigre since 1941. This boot licking new hire will bring an extensive and extremely valuable experience in organizing to the table. He hates Amharas, Oromos and Tigres with fervor.
    2) This one is university campus orphan who is given a teaching job as a charity and he salutes a former slave owner bigot every day. He was hand-raised by Sebhat Nega while he was brainwashed in Mekele for several years.
    3) The 3rd hire boasts a PhD whose romantic overture was turned down not by one but three Amhara girls. Even an Oromo girl had shunned him when he made a pass on her. He has been scavenging at a college canteen for years. That Oromo girl that rejected his romantic advances had told a close friend that he has a rude manner only a mother loves. I don’t know what that means but that was what she said.

    So with these matchless experts PM Abiy better hand over the GERD dam to el-Sisi on a silver platter. You are properly forewarned!!!

  3. When I saw the photo included in this article something exhilarating surged throughout my high mileage body. I see incarnations right in there! I see Tekle of Gojjam incarnated in Abebaw bin Tadesse, Mikaeel(Mohammed Ali) of Barentu in Demeke bin Mekonnen, that firebrand patriot Taytu in both sisters Sahlework bint Zewde and Zinash bint Tayachew and last but not least that killer lightning bolt Alula who beat Pasha not once but twice in Abraham bin Belay. That is the way I see and there is nothing you bigots can do about it!!!!

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