Ethiopia: Meles – Ethiopia Is Committed to Agreements On Mega Dam

Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Kenya, Meles Alem Tekea, spoke with Fred Oluoch about the country’s stand on the filling of the Grand Renaissance Dam.

Why does Ethiopia want to start filling the dam now?

Accessing and utilising the Nile waters is a matter of priority to enable Ethiopia to meet its energy, water and food security needs for its more than 110 million citizens and to lift millions out of extreme poverty. That is why the construction and filling of the dam should be done simultaneously. Once…

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