Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Aborted    

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By Aba Gobena

 

“I was very skeptical from the very beginning, and that’s why I couldn’t give it the benefit of the doubt, ” said Tona, an Ethiopian Taxi driver in DC.  

 

“In an event of heavy run or flooding, the dam would easily collapse. And communities in the upstream will be devastated, “ said an irrigation technology expert based in Finland.

 

4 billion USD by TPLF – and 0.5 billion USD by EPRDF and its value network – laundered out of Ethiopia in the last fiscal year alone,” laments Gebru – a senior Financial analyst at Commercial Bank of Ethiopia.

 

This yields 34.5 billion USD– nearly the same as the aid that Ethiopia received– as the total amount laundered out of Ethiopia since TPLF took hostage the country three decades a go.

 

On 31 March 2011, a day after the project was made public, a US $4.8 billion contract was awarded without any competitive bidding to Salini Costruttori – which is notorious for participating in a number of opaque deal projects in Ethiopia – and the dam’s foundation stone was laid on 2 April 2011 by then tyrant Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. This mega laundering project – Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam–  of which fixed cost alone increased by 1400% is overdue by couple of years. Worth yet, the regime intercepted the mega project unofficially by firing thousands of employees on site.   

 

“ The regime is so tyrant that it doesn’t even care about committing tyranny openly, “ continued Gebru.

 

” We are obliged to keep quite about the interception of the mega project,” said a construction engineer just fired from the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam construction industry complex.  

 

“ A fellow construction worker and a friend of mine from Afar is thrown in to prison for sending a text message that he’s redundant due to the ‘interception of the mega project’,“  continued the construction engineer.

 

A website reporting the status of the project is reportedly shut down. The division in charge of ‘Systematic repression and information encapsulation’ at the Ethiopian intelligence has just finalized its poor holistic training of state journalists about the need for being reticent with regard.  

 

“Millions of lives have been lost under the TPLF regime, and billions of USD laundered out. Worth yet, we are still counting ,“ continued Tona.  

 

The whereabouts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has yet got to be known ; one thing is clear that the Ethiopian regime didn’t manage to secure yet another sum for laundering. Not surprisingly, no one will be held accountable.

 

28 Responses to Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Aborted    

  1. Editor,
    Posting such dumbest piece makes your site a rubbish-bin.
    We are not kids – are we? Why insult our intelligence brutally.
    Crying out loud and for God sake. STOP this nonsense and child play. Oppose EPRDF intelligently. Try to out smart TPLF. If not, you will end up a worthless talking head.

    Getu
    October 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm
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  2. wow .

    DESPERATE DIASPORA WISHFUL THINKING . THEY ONLY LOVE TO SEE WAR , MISERY AND DESTRUCTION TO MAKE MONEY THROUGH FUND RAISING .

    BAG NEWS IS MUSIC TO THEIR EARS .LUCKILY , NO ONE TAKES THEM SERIOUSLY !

    NANA
    October 5, 2017 at 12:26 am
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  3. Midre dekama hula , ahun and ken alko bitay mintilu yihon? Mignotachihu endayalik endehone ketsuhufu meredat ayakitim. Weyanen metagel belela new bezih aydelem.

    wakjira
    October 5, 2017 at 5:00 am
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  4. This is the most disrespect and animosity towards mother Ethiopia and its people. This is trushing the great Ethiopian Heroes who died fighting Egypt and its Otoman Empire from capturing The source of the Nile. You turned Alula in his grave, who fought three or more international wars defending this water (Alula is the beloved son of Ethiopia and not a TPLF). You are a traitor for posting this trush. We oppose the closure of our sea ports, we oppose the genocide of our people, we oppose ethenic apartheid,we want democracy for the Ethiopian people, but we don’t sell our country and our people. I will never read your news and opinions.

    Getachew Arado
    October 5, 2017 at 9:44 am
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  5. I always visit “The Habesha” at least once a day for news and commentary, but did not expect this kind of news. The head line is so good that it will bring an astounding celebrations in Cairo. I expect a high ground reporting from this site. I couldn’t think of anything reasonable argument on the purpose of this possibly 100% false news. If we are going to fight a tyrant regime TPLF/EPRDF, let us start from the truth, not more not less.

    bezabih
    October 5, 2017 at 10:13 am
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  6. This is an excellent piece of article that shows how to hone a story for an audience. We need more articles from Aba Gobena who knows how to nail tyrants. Proud of your skill in journalism Aba!

    Addisu
    October 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm
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  7. Aba Gobena writes professional articles that stand out from the rest. He knows how to make distinction between mini prolonged paper and article tailored for social consumption. Aba Goben knows how to brand the stroy professionally . We are standing with him. Ante you are rubbish woyana to come and complain about the truth. The dam has coasted a lot to the country and TPLF should be the issue here.

    Ambo
    October 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm
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  8. I was just comparing the article by Aklog and Aba gobena. What Aklong wrote can’t be a news consumption . The style , content branding and how information is expressed as a matter of fact way. If you look at how Aba gobena wrote, it looks like an American or English Journalist. Aklog has less share than Aba Gobena who is more touching and professional. He will continue to burn you TPLF craps. This could be written by Zehabehs staff as comment from another friend wasn’t approved when shits are approved as a comment. This is quite sad.

    SaveAmhara
    October 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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  9. You’re useless agent for Ethiopian enemy when the Dam finish you die heart attack.

    Wedi Ethiopia
    October 5, 2017 at 5:24 pm
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  10. I see that 140 have liked and shared this excellent article but 2 TPLF lunatics with the support of the moderator of this page are visIble in the comment section.

    Tedla
    October 5, 2017 at 5:48 pm
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  11. Great job zehabesha for the outstanding news you bring us every day. This piece is a great news.
    I have said it many times and will say it again that the Grand Renaissance Dam is 110% illegal and will result not only in the deaths of millions of Ethiopian, Sudanese and Egyptian people but also will destroy the environment to those three countries for centuries. It should be demolished effective immediately, OR ELSE. If the terrorist, criminal TPLF/EPRDF is still alive and standing by the time the dam is completed which is highly unlikely and has a chance of 0.00001%, the Egyptian airforce, the best airforce in africa and middle east, will BOMB THE DAM TO ASHES IN 1 HOUR within few days of its inauguration.

    truth
    October 5, 2017 at 8:21 pm
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    • አንት እናት አገህ ሁሌ በሽውራራ አይን የምታይ ኋላ ቀር እንዲሁም ካለምክንያት የህዝብህን መጪ እድገት ለባእድ ጥቅም በደደብ አስተሳሰብህ ወደፊት ለሀገራችን ሰፊ ጥቅም የሚሰጠውን ግድብ በነብዬች ትንብት ከ110% ግቡ እንደማይመታ በእርግጠኝነት ስትናገር ግድቡ ከማለቁ በፊት በሞት ከዚች አለም እንደምትለይ ታይቶህ ይሆናል።ተቃዋሚ መሆን መብት ቢሆንም ለርካሽ ፖለቲካህ የአገርን ጥቅም አሳልፎ መስጠት። ጤንነት ስላይደለ ጠበል ብትጠመቅ መልካም ይመስለኛል።

      አባይ
      October 19, 2017 at 12:49 pm
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  12. Is Egyptian Airforce the best? Really? The Egyptian Airforce never been the best and will not be the best for ever. Let them try if they have a gut.you guys and Egyptians don’t play with fire . Ethiopians are Ethiopia.The gut is not changed. We shall see.

    Kuku
    October 6, 2017 at 2:06 am
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  13. The TPLF leaders have been trying to market the Dam with a false flag and have failed to swindle the Diaspora. However, they have coerced and collected billions from the Ethiopians under their fascistic rule. The truth about the scam Dam is that it is the `Tigray Elecrification Grand Dam`. The waters for the Dam originate from the Amhara region but the power generated will make its way to Tigray through Sudan and the Amhara region will not be the beneificiary of its natural resource. The brightly illuminated town of Makelle and the mostly darkening Addis Ababa are the contrasts. Addis Ababa experiences power cuts and outages.
    The TPLF leaders have declared the Amharas as the main enemies of the people of Tigray and have effectively excluded the Amharas as individuals or citizens and the Amhara region as a whole. The resource reich south is also being exploited and its resources are being channeled to Tigray and stashed abroad.

    Tadewos
    October 6, 2017 at 8:00 am
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    • You guy be rational and have intellectual behavier for any thing concernig about your country Ethiopia if you belong to but from your openion I guess u r from Eritrea or you may be physically an Ethiopian or Ertria but dueto Egyptian or Eritrian you might have paid some many to wright such backward openion. Both Egypt and Ertria unless they bring down EPRDF, they could not achieve what they are doing day and night to destablize our country. To be frank within few years the progress achieved so far in any thing is unblievable. The democracy and finacial progress is really ptomising but the neftegn Amhara are agsinst every thing. They know that during the Amhara ruling time we Ethiopians were beggers just to extend our life but know ,even though the populstio increased by two fold keeping the area for farming is the same, our country is controlling drought by our resources. This is great achievement. The electrical energy available before EPRDF was too small but within 25 years it icreased by 20 fold so that we are attracting investers from diffrent countries. You want negative development for your poor poletical agenda. You never dream to achieve your mission since it is against thr will of Ethiopians.As Essayas said unless we make Tigrians beggers by demolishing all terrace done by free will to controle their soils that enable the people to feed themselves and extra ones goes to diffrent part of our country.Essayas’ and your poletical group aided by Egyptian is to destroy the all property and cultivated areas just to make the strong and workers to zero level. I do not thinck this comes from normal Ethiopian people. Shame on you.

      አባይ
      October 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm
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  14. You are insulting your self.you should know that there are many wualified hydrolic engineers in your oen country . We can design many mega dams with our local engineers . Good example is RENAISSANCE dam.The habesha site is a group of anti Ethiopia . As most time your openion about your coontry is always as Egyptian desire. To get our natural resources free making our people poor and beggers. You are the ones who promot Egyptians moto which indirectly forced by the finance you are aided to run to destroy your people by your master.Since you are mostly graduate from elementary school who luck even to understant words related to Dam. I asure you that the dam will not stop for a second. If I send you a promise of one dollar to write good progress of the dam you will do it even for a dollar advantage.
    Q

    አባይ
    October 6, 2017 at 9:30 am
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  15. We know the Habesha
    is the # one Ethiopia’so enemy Media.

    Siraj
    October 6, 2017 at 10:25 am
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  16. Dear Editor,

    As one of EPRDF official, I read a number Diaspora based website, and one is your site. Ninty percent of your content favors the opposition, and still, I like to visit your site as it somehow provides a balanced content. But I am dumbfounded by this false and unhelpful news about the dam. I don’t understand what you want to achieve by publishing such an article.

    By the way, the last paragraph starts by saying “The whereabouts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has yet got to be known” it is genuinely childish to say that because you can’t move a dam from one place to another like a suitcase.

    Peace

    Habtom
    October 7, 2017 at 2:58 am
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  17. TPLF cadres you talk of being ethiopian whenever the issue of the false dam is raised. you cannot change the fact that racist politics and the right mind of constructing a dam are two different things. In the first place Woyane cannot talk about Ethiopia and blame others being the enemey of ethiopia, the first person to be an unethiopian was the late PM Meles Chenawi( you know what it means in your own mother f*ker language)who gave away Assab and was leaking Esaya’s ass while he was on power and had smuggled 3 billion dollars out of country and deposited in the name of his daughter in New York.go on eating “qulqual” and come back to your senses and then we will discuss what ethiopia and ethiopiawenet means. your days are round the corner.

    Gaddisa
    October 7, 2017 at 4:41 pm
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    • You have no litlt knowledge of Asab. The first person who you could blame of loosing both ports,Asab and Masawa was your ignorant leader Minilik the second who signed both the ports for Facist Itally. As you know Minilik palace was around Debere Birhan so that he could not control the number and types of weapons in the hands of Tigrians. According to his poor poletical outlook,the only means of controlling weapons not to have was both ports to be under Italians. The agreement with Italian made Eritrea as independent country acording to UN after second war was over. You want to blame Meles. You want to confusion people for your poor polrtical advantage. You have no moral to insult the genious poletician that the world never had like Meles before. To prove try to see the known world leaders say while witnessing his poletical ability. The word you used “chenawi” for meles os rather shows that either you are an Eritrian or Ginbot7 who always wishes to eradict the Tigrian people for desire. Shame on you and your groups.

      አባይ
      October 9, 2017 at 11:59 am
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      • sO because Menelick did sign, you love it and you follow it? you are an idiot, bastard woyane who use past mistake to repeat them again. You rubbish. If you repeat what Menelick did then what is the point of you? Kabya Gebrieus degemaeu. you are an idiot. Your Woyane leader Meles Zenawi wrote letter to UN for his country to be landlocked? If Menelick did sign, Haileslassie did correct it. Are you telling us you have to repeat what Menelick did? Qoshasha woyane, rubbish.

        lalima
        October 10, 2017 at 4:13 pm
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        • I am not a party member.I have the right to say what I learnt from whritten history. From UN resolution any boundry during foreign western invader will be consider as boundry line of the country in question.Because of this openion how do dare to insult me. Personally what Meles did Ertria to be independent is quite right.If Meles did the same mistake as ex-leaders, the same war b/n the two countries would have neen continued for years.The result might be eating people and resources for zero result . The progress we have seen so far might have been ideal.

          አባይ
          October 11, 2017 at 1:38 pm
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  18. This people in the Habesha.com are only scumbags and do not have the slightest consideration not offend their audiences.
    They simply are insulting the integrity of their audiences conscience!!
    This site is just the collection of con-artists,con-oppositions,con-politicians who have no idea how to make even a false story plausible.
    Only one thing is clear,they have immeasurable hatred towards TPLF and they had to know the they never win or achieve any thing useful with hatred.
    The most important thing is these poisonous traitors in Diaspora are the most responsible ones for the disintegration of this country!
    However,they should know that the very ppl that are going to be slaves of their own evil deeds are these Neftegnas and their blind followers.
    For Tigray people both trans-mereb ppl,they are going to live in far better life after they insure their own independent Agazian Nation !
    Rip Haters!!

    Notime
    October 8, 2017 at 3:57 am
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  19. “The whereabouts of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has yet got to be known ; one thing is clear that the Ethiopian regime didn’t manage to secure yet another sum for laundering. Not surprisingly, no one will be held accountable ” It ends up by nailing with a profound question. And as usual no one will be accountable for the billion of USD laundered out. The fact that you can’t invalidate any of Aba Goben’s points with argument , you make a generalized comment, ‘ I don’t like this article” . You are screwed! The Zehabesh will continue to be the # Ethiopian news site. We know you have infiltrated ESAT and all camps too. Cool your head losers! Look forward to your next article Aba !

    Addisu
    October 8, 2017 at 8:11 am
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  20. “Millions of lives have been lost under the TPLF regime, and billions of USD laundered out. Worth yet, we are still counting ,“ continued Tona. Why can’t you shot down Aba Goben’s well honed stories as opposed to bulshitting. Yes millions of lives have been lost under the TPLF regime, and billions of USD laundered out.

    THANK YOU! I LOVE YOU! AND RESPCT YOU ABA GOBENA !

    Aba gobena doesn’t shit around with lots of words. He knows what to say and how to say it.

    Brief : He delivers lots of message briefly
    Professionally : Historical recap of the event, finance, current state, people story, reflection and etc

    Oromoma
    October 8, 2017 at 8:20 am
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  21. sO because Menelick did sign, you love it and you follow it? you are an idiot, bastard woyane who use past mistake to repeat them again. You rubbish. If you repeat what Menelick did then what is the point of you? Kabya Gebrieus degemaeu. you are an idiot. Your Woyane leader Meles Zenawi wrote letter to UN for his country to be landlocked? If Menelick did sign, Haileslassie did correct it. Are you telling us you have to repeat what Menelick did? Qoshasha woyane, rubbish.

    lalima
    October 10, 2017 at 4:14 pm
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  22. as I look and read all these comments most of you are purly onesided both of you are irrational. why don’t you see things with respect to the people of ethiopia the whole as a person not as politician. always your agenda is perfect but the rest is useless for you. why don’t we be pure Ethiopian once for our motherland?????

    kassa
    October 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm
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  23. Hey tigre i don”t see any problem with this article just he wrote the truth.that is it.

    ethiopia tikdem
    October 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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