Diaspora support for the Renaissance Dam
Spurred on by the celebrations of the successful first filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir, the Embassy has been welcoming members of the Diaspora wishing to put their mark on this national project.
The GERD is a source of national pride for many Ethiopians – the dam is being built for Ethiopians, by Ethiopians. Most of the funds for the dam have been raised from Ethiopians through the purchase of bonds. The Dam will provide electricity to Ethiopia and to neighbouring countries.
On 11th August, community members – friends and families – visited the Embassy to extend their commitment to the construction of the GERD.
Earlier, members of the Ethiopian community extended their support and commitment to the construction of the #GERD.
— Ethiopian Embassy UK 🇪🇹🇬🇧 #ItsMyDam (@EthioEmbassyUK) August 11, 2020
They were welcomed by Head of Diaspora Affairs and Chargé d’Affaires, Ms Roza Yerukneh, who thanked them for their continued support and kind gesture.
She also encouraged others to follow suit and urged the Diaspora at large to fully support Ethiopia’s principled stand over the construction of the Dam.
For information on how to support the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, please contact our Diaspora Department on 07939 956086 or 07575 827053.
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