Mega Damming of the Life giving waters of Ethiopia. This process is menacing the existence of the inhabitants of the region by drying the sources and lakes. The main reason advertised for damming is for production of Electricity and exporting energy. This could be done by small human level dams.The underlying reason is to the irrigation for the great land grabbing for cash crop exportation for financial speculators. Moreover, such mega projects leads to undue water crisis.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Ethiopian dam project to include Egypt and Sudan | Egypt Independent
Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Mottaleb, currently participating in meetings comprising resources ministers from the Eastern Nile Basin countries in Khartoum, has supported an initiative put forward by the Ethiopian Prime Minister to deal with the renaissance dam.
The new initiative would treat the Renaissance Dam as a regional joint venture between Egypt and Sudan, as well as Ethiopia, so that the three countries could share its benefits.
In his speech before the meeting on Monday, Abdel Mottaleb stressed that the time has come to consider a new strategy for investment opportunities in order to achieve the best benefits for future generations .
The Egyptian minister stressed the importance of cooperation and coordination between the three countries, which should bring about growth in the Nile Basin countries.