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The recent news about the construction of the world's tallest dam in Ethiopia has generated more than 150 comments on nazret.com. A vast majority of the readers were united in their support for Ethiopia's dam. Free writes, "Mr.Leaky, there are no factual grounds for your leaky and wicked Hypothetical Assessments", referring to a critique of the Gilgel Gibe III dam.
Another reader, ababu writes "Go Ethiopia! Only these kind of bold and big projects will propel our country to the next phase of economic prosperity. And they said it could not be done."
Omo writes, "It is mesmerizing news to read that Ethiopia is constructing the infrastructures it needs to move forward. We all have in our minds the poor people we left behind. Anything that will improve their lives makes us happy. When we read of investments of such nature, we are all in high spirits. The disappointment comes when we learn that money flies out of poor old Ethiopia. The next thing is to develop the Nile and its tributaries in order to ascertain our rights over this river. "
Uzawa adds, "Credit where it is due. Let us accept the fact: when it comes to Hydopower dams and road expansion, the guys are doing well. They are laying the foundations. In terms of access to education too they are doing well; the positive side in access to education is, however, nullified by the disaster in its quality, leaving their score for education zero or even negative. Whatever their objectives when they initiated these projects, it is a fixed asset for the country. But what puzzles me so much is why there is no some sort of balance between dams for hydropower and dams for irrigation to feed the people?"
One of the strongest cases were made by one of nazret's most popular contributor, "Addis Girl" who wrote "This is excellent news and long overdue! We have to give credit where it is due and that is what rational minds are there for. To oppose when there are evil doings and support long-term developments such as this one. Unfortunately, stiff minded TPLF cadres would like to give all the credit to evil Meles as if the Dam is being built with capital from his own pocket, waters/’workers all from Tigray etc. and support all the evil doings at any cost morons. The country rightly deserves long-term developments after all the looting."
She went on to say, "It is good to see something viable for a change and credit goes to the ever-enduring ETHIOPIAN people who survived with little or no electricity. As an African Capital City, Addis was even a joke for the past few years with power being interrupted non-stop. I hope that the government will put Ethiopian users first instead of exporting it all and try and amass revenue to loot.
Finally, thumbs up to Mihret debebe and Twolde Berhan Gebre
Who intelligently challenged the so called critics? Africans are not blinds anymore. We know, Western Agents like Mr Leakey or whatever his name is, do not give a toss about Ethiopians or Kenyans living near by. The WEST never want to see long-term developments in Africa and would do anything in their power to deter that. Refusal of funding by IMF and European Investment Bank is clear evidence of that. They would have directly or indirectly pored the money into the country if it was needed for one off food Aid or destructive purposes such as purchase of lethal weapons for Africans to kill each other!
The West had built all their infrastructures and WHAT NOT without anybody questioning them about environmental or any other impacts. They are the once currently destroying the planet with all the carbon emission, dumping of illegal substances/chemicals in to international waters, Sahara desert etc. Africans (Kenyans in this case), should be aware that all the critics are there to stop you advance as African advancement will mean a huge threat to the west. Don’t be too dumb and bark like helpless Chiwawas with your British Masters."
This was one topic where we have witnessed pro-government and opposition supporters united in their support of Ethiopia's development of hydroelectric power at Gilgel Gibe which was in planning phase since the 1980's.
This website would like to congratulate the men and women who are working hard to make this project a reality and wish them the best of luck.
God bless Ethiopia!! we are always united when outside enemy tried to take our rights!!! we are always one, oromo, amhara, tigre, sidama, welayta, gurage etc, we are always one!!
Gibe dam is just the beginning. by a few years, we were build many hundred dams and make ethiopia the source of light for africa!!! afterall, water is our resource. it is our comparative advantage and we will sell it to the world. let kenyans find their comparative advantage so they can sell it to us. and we WILL buy it from them. TRADE IS THE GAME OF THE DAY!!
egypt needs to invest in its desert and pyramids instead of depending on ethiopian rivers. northern kenyans should do the same. find non-ethiopians ways to supporting their livelihood. afterall, we are not asking kenyans to feed us with their safari tourism money. so they should not ask us to feed them with our rivers.
God bless Ethiopia, the greatest nation on earth!!!!!!!!!!
soon we will see the impact it will have on farmers and residents living in the proxmity of the said dam ,due to there is no set standard
emitions and waste control set or followed either by government and factories. for instance the polluted
coca lake in oromia state that killed un known number of children,adult and elders .while eying balling for price of tommorow
,there should be an accountablity for the couse. before providing power to the country ,having ambition to sell is kind of wishing lotter jack pot been bought by 1birr.
I am ready to contribute my share in case thee government can’t find fund.
Let’s do some thing good to our country.
Anyway the dam is almost finished.
Why not wait until it is operating and repair the damage if there will be any,
if we ethiopians unite in causes that affect us all as a nation we can do wonders. we should avoid petty divisive politics and narrow nationalism and instead focus our attention on the bigger prize.that is a united prosperous and strong ethiopia with liberty equality and justice for all!!!!
Thank you Nazret for the positive spin.
It would have been helpful if you, Nazret.com show us the real picture of this dam. The other picture was not the real one.
It has been centuries since the invention of electricity dating back to 600 BC and technology has improved since then.
Today in this century our people are suffering from darkness were we never experienced before in Addis with pervious governments.
In 18 years electricity problems should have been solved and even provided to the whole country yet there is a lot of hoopla to get this one after this long.
Lets get it soon. Count me in. I am united on this one.
The eriteians and egypians are probably ploting to destebelizing us by spreading thier venomous propaganda WE need to be United stay focused and beat them with their own game UNITE UNITE UNITE!!!!
Go Ethiopia Go.
We Ethiopians if we only know our real enemies and avoied conforntation between us our secsuss is guranted. Eritrea the bigest enemy should be delt Immediatly. God blees Ethiopia and its people
This one one of the good things the government
is trying to do among many other things, we
should stand together,that shows every thing our government is doing is not a bad thing.
thier will come a time we Ethiopian’s will over come the darkest time and the light will shine on us.
God bless Ethiopia!!!!!!!
please do like this alawys..try to analyse the comments but alawys in benefit of the country’s interest not governemnt or opposition…that is interesting…logical…i do not see any reason to make the country feel “shame” b/c of some of individuals in the country…we will see this country running than walking…we will hear wonders until we ourself deny to believe…not only Omo…Abay…Shebele…or Awash…lay deserst soon will be brought big farming to feed world!
the above picture is not gilgil gibe IIIit is gilgel gibea I. i don’t know why nazrate.com didnot reply to your question but gigel giba III is stil in its foundation work.
Gilgel Gibe dam unites Ethiopians
Gilgel Gibe dam Angers Eritreans
Gilgel Gibe dam Irritates Egyptians
Gilgel Gibe dam made Hatefuls Sleepless
Gilgel Gibe dam made my face all teeth.
I was happy when I saw the heading of this topic. I thought that web owners (editors) got new and impresive information to share with us and posted it.
I think there’s a bias about the participants. The web is not for Ethiopians only or there is no way to scrutinaize…Negative opinions mostly come from other areas…
I was expecting professionals views regarding the issue.
The issues raised are very serious. We need to know about it.
I don’t think that there is an ethiopian,who has sound health hates the development of his/her country.
One thing always bothers me. Some participants repeatly advice us to give due credit to the melesas.
This is an insult. I think ,these so called counselors are strangers to the duties of a government. Another thing…a criminal is free only after service time for his/her crime.
I don’t give any credit to criminals.
I hope some professionals will come up with the exact information and I feel comfortable which way to go.
Only good hope and good dream will not give us the development we want for that country.
HI Brothers and Sisters,it is very hard
to get money in this Economical down
turn.what ever it cost the government
should as the so called diaspora some
help.even though I am not fan of the
present regime I am willing to give
some help.as I said the government
should initiate all kinds of either
Economical or Political help from the
diaspora.if every one contribute $100
by average,there are almost one million
Ethiopians outside of the country that
would make it 100 Million dollar.so
what do you think guys.
I’ve a question !
I heared that the Ethiopian government decided to disburse one thousand birr checks to all it’s tax payers in order to stimulate the economy. My question is, are those world class big construction projcts are also part of stimulus plan ?
This is precisely what I have been saying all along, on this nazret.com web blog. When we see and read about the current government of Ethiopia doing what is just and right for our country’s benefits, it needs to be supported and encouraged to do more, as well as applauded.
It is absolutely appalling to me, why and how these people (reporters) are allowed to physically intrude in to the vicinities of this magnitude and take pictures of all sorts and report them world wide, with explicit videos and audio backings, to sabotage our countries efforts to self sufficiency, by instigating an ethnic and regional civil disobedience, such as this vermin reporter is trying to do.
As far as I know water, food, military and so forth infrastructures are considered as a high volatile national security apparatus as they can be and therefore our government should not hand cart blanch to the vermin’s and anti Ethiopian reporters from around the world, and give them an opportunity in sabotaging our efforts to developing our country for its self efficiency’s daunting programs.
The other topic that put majority Ethiopian in sync(more than 95%)was the”Nude picture exhibition in Addis” of last year,where I found out 95% of Ethiopian are in the -Social Conservative -column.Thanks.
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