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.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Tripartite meeting to discuss the issue of the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Khartoum | Diplomat News Network
Khartoum (SUNA + DIPLOMAT)- Sudan will host the tri-partite meeting of the Water Resources ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Sudan, set to take place mid of current August, to discuss joint mechanism between the three states for the implementation of the recommendations reached by the committee of experts on the Renaissance Dam in Ethiopia.
Mutaz Musa, Sudan’s Water Resources and Electricity Minister told that the three ministers are agreed to take the tri-partite meeting to Khartoum and that it is expected to be an axis of accord and agreement between the three sides.
The Minister expressed his optimism in an interview to be published in full on Monday that meeting will place the three countries on the right track with regards to the agendas to be discussed.
He expressed optimism as well that the three countries would reach consent on the issue.
The three countries, the minister stressed, have no other option but to negotiate and to consult for reaching amicable solution to the questions and agendas.
He pointed out that the issues and projects under discussion are regional and consensual, stressing that given the conviction among the three parties, an agreement is reachable.
On the benefits Sudan would gain from the Ethiopian dam, the minister said the consultations between the three countries is on how to implement the studies recommended by the international experts as regards the dam and its impact on the Sudanese dams and the water, economic, social and ecological impacts.
He said August meeting will put the three countries on the right track to finalize those studies and consequently show the possible impact and effects on each of the three countries.
The minister said there would be positive effects on the Sudan future water and electricity generation