Bone of contention over Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Ethiopian colossal dam in Africa.

Ethiopia is in the process of building a $5 billion dam which that project is about to be completed.

Ethiopia is building this dam called Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam to generate 60 % electricity for the Ethiopians.

The project started in April 2011 and is due to finish in 2023. Italian company called Webuild awarded a tender to build GERD.

Building of GERD will contain the water from the Blue Nile River which Egypt and Sudan are depending on for many reasons such irritating their crops and drinkable water for their live stock.

Both countries have tried for almost 10 years to stop Ethiopia from building the dam because they are of the view that water supply won’t be sufficient for their daily needs as result their live stock and cattle would be affected.

Ethiopia resolved that they will continue to complete the project despite complaints raised by Ethiopia and Sudan.

A chairman of the African Union who is also the president of DRC; Felix Tshisekedi is expected to intervene to find some solutions between these countries.

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