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.
The Qatari Foreign Minister Mohamed bin Abdul Rahman arrived in Addis Ababa on Sunday in a first-of-its-kind move after four years of broken relations between the two countries.
Abdul Rahman will meet with the Ethiopian president, prime minister and foreign minister to discuss the latest developments on the regional and international arenas.
The Qatari official's visit came 3 days after Ahmed Al-Khatib, the adviser to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, paid a visit to the Ethiopian capital to discuss cooperation in different fields.
The Ethiopian prime minister called on Saudi Arabia during Khatib's visit to support the Renaissance Dam project and to invest in Ethiopia.
The Media Centre for the presidency of Uganda quoted the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni as saying during his meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, in the Ugandan capital Kampala, yesterday, that Uganda would take strict measures to ensure the preservation of its share of the Nile river, on which Egypt also depends as a main source for water.
Museveni called on the Nile basin countries to develop a highway along the river, to connect easily between the landlocked states such as Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia on the one hand, and the port of Alexandria and Europe on the other.
Sources that attended the meeting said that Museveni called for working toward the equitable use of the water of the Nile in basin countries, and stressed the importance of the implementation of a river transport project across the Nile, to link Uganda with the port of Alexandria.