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Ethiopian Diaspora urged to support GERD in advocacy, funding

The Ethiopian Embassy in Canada in collaboration with Alliance for GERD in Canada held a webinar discussion entitled “updates on GERD and Information Session on GERD Bond Purchase”.
Seleshi Bekele, Minister for Water, Irrigation, and Energy of Ethiopia tabled presentations over the current status of the GERD construction and what is expected of the Ethiopian Diaspora to support the project.
The Minister made a call to Ethiopian Diaspora in Canada to stand together and extend help to the completion of the national flagship project, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He said the Diaspora should consider themselves as ambassadors to their country declaring the rights of Ethiopia to an equitable and fair utilization of the Nile River basin.
Diaspora Branch Manager at the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Lemma Wakeyo explained the various modalities regarding the purchase of the GERD bonds.
Ethiopian Ambassador to Canada, Nassise Chali, reiterated how the GERD would benefit all Ethiopians and underscored the need to support the project in advocacy, funding, and in every other possible way.

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