We are a group of ordinary Ethiopians from all walk of life who are very pleased with the commencement of building the Grand Millennium Dam on the Blue Nile.
The realization of this project will not only contribute to the overall economic growth in Ethiopia but also ( even more important ) it will make Ethiopia neutralize its traditional enemies ( those related to the fare use of the Nile waters ) once and for all in the geopolitical arena.
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi had this to say – days after he laid the foundation stone of the Grand Millennium Dam – in a speech at a forum held at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (UNECA) compound to discuss the future of dams in the world:
“We are so convinced of the justice of our cause, so sure of the strength of our arguments, so convinced of the role of our hydropower projects in eliminating poverty in our country that we will use every ounce of our strength and every dime of money we can save to complete our programme.”
We all are very aware of the challenges ahead of us in building this dam and are prepared to pay what ever it is needed to successfully complete this project. We invite everyone of you to join us make history.
Ethiopia will prevail!