More evidence that Nile dam is a propaganda stunt


Just a few months ago and for 20 years before that, Meles Zenawi and his ethnic apartheid junta have been taking the side of Egypt when it comes to Abay (Nile River). In fact, shortly after Meles came to power in 1991 with the help of Egypt, he flew to Cairo to sign a secret agreement with Mubarak (see here) that strips Ethiopia’s claim.

(Updated with some corrections)

1) As of August 22, 2010, 7 months ago, EEPCO’s 5-year-plan did not include Nile River, according to an EEPCO official (read here).

2) When the north Africa and Middle East popular uprisings broke out, the state-run Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPC) revised its 5-year plan to include Nile basin projects as part of the Woyanne so-called “Growth and Transformation Plan” (GTP). (see here)

This is one more proof that Meles and his propaganda chief Bereket Simon concocted the Abay dam idea in a desperate attempt to divert the public attention from saying BEKA (enough) to 20 years of dictatorship and misrule. The people of Ethiopia have had enough of Meles-Bereket’s lies for the past 20 years. What we Ethiopians need is freedom, not fake plans by a gang of proven thieves, rapists and murderers. For Ethiopians trusting the Nile issue with Meles is like some one trusting his daughter with a rapist. (see EEPC’s five-year-plan here. It doesn’t mention Abay.)


26 thoughts on “More evidence that Nile dam is a propaganda stunt

  1. Tatek on

    Why I don’t invest in the “Great Millennium Dam”.

    1. There is no Constitutional and Legal protection for my investment
    in current day Ethiopia. The State (TPLF/EPRDF) has shown in the
    last twenty years that it can take, size, robe, and sell citizens’
    money, businesses, … and real properties. As it has done to
    others, it has the capacity to concoct phoney crimes and take my
    investments.
    2. The State (TPLF/EPRDF) is directly involved in businesses (EFFORT)
    and has given control and monopoly of all large scale investment
    management to its companies. It has shown that it will not allow
    free and fair business competition by imprisoning their owners and
    taking over their businesses. Its motto is “all profitable
    businesses and investments should belong to the party”.
    3. There is corruption at every level of the State and the Government
    bureaucracy making all businesses and investments very risky,
    unprofitable, and short lived. These for sure will affect not only
    the new venture but also all investments and investors.
    4. Because there is no rule of law and democratic governance the
    stability, survival, and profitability any type of business and
    investments in Ethiopia have become very risky, unsustainable, and
    unstable. I don’t want to invest in a very volatile and extremely
    risky environment. That is the ABC of investing.
    5. Because of the rampant and uncontrollable inflation rate of 25%
    and exchange rate of Birr18 any hope of profit or positive return
    rate on investments is none existent and exceedingly certain that
    it will wipe out investments. I don’t want to invest knowing I am
    going to loss.
    6. The location of the project is not at all sustainable from the
    perspective of security as it can be destroyed very easily during
    or after completion by people and governments that see its
    operation will affect the survival of people in downstream
    countries.
    7. From the perspective of strategy, the current day Ethiopia under
    TPLF/EPRDF is not prepared nor capable to guarantee the security
    and safety of the project. The upstream countries especially Egypt
    takes the project as a direct threat to the very survival of its
    citizens. Egypt has the capability to destroy not only this
    project but any other project that infringe on the life and
    survival of its citizens.
    Finally, the “Great Millennium Dam” will be built after the Ethiopian people extricate themselves from the racist, murderous, narrow minded, and treasonous Woyane/TPLF junta. The dam will be built after Ethiopians have established the rule of law, democratic governance, and a constitution that honours Ethiopians as individuals and as a people. It will be built in a strategic and viable location. Of course, we will have our own port, navy, and national army capable of defending the Country from any quarter, protecting the rights of its people, and a military that abide by the Constitution. No leader, party, army, or police will be above the law of the land and the Constitution of the Country. The days of political deceits, lies, manipulations, and Machiavellian criminal orgies will be over and will have no place. This is the Ethiopia that is viable, sustainable, developing, and a place where all Ethiopians are treated equal. Yes, it is a place where all Ethiopians will be proud off to call home.

  2. Tatek on

    Why I don’t invest in the “Great Millennium Dam”.

    1. There is no Constitutional and Legal protection for my investment in current day Ethiopia. The State (TPLF/EPRDF) has shown in the last twenty years that it can take, size, robe, and sell citizens’ personal (money, businesses, …) and real properties. As its records show, it has the capacity to concoct phoney crimes and take my investment.
    2. The State (TPLF/EPRDF) is directly involved in businesses (EFFORT) and has given control and monopoly of all large scale investment management to its companies. It has shown that it will not allow free and fair business competition by imprisoning their owners and taking over their businesses. Its motto is “all profitable businesses and investments should belong to the party”.
    3. There is corruption at every level of the State and the Government bureaucracy making all businesses and investments very risky, unprofitable, and short lived. These for sure will affect not only the new ventures but also all investments and investors.
    4. Because there is no rule of law and democratic governance the stability, survival, and profitability any type of business and investments in Ethiopia have become very risky, unsustainable, and unstable. I don’t want to invest in a very volatile and extremely risky environment. That is the ABC of investing.
    5. Because of the rampant and uncontrollable inflation rate of 25% and exchange rate of Birr18 any hope of profit or positive return rate on investments is none existent and exceedingly certain that it will wipe out investments. I don’t want to invest knowing I am going to loss.
    6. The location of the project is not at all sustainable from the perspective of security as it can be destroyed very easily during or after completion by people and governments that see its operation will affect the survival of people in downstream countries.
    7. From the perspective of strategy, the current day Ethiopia under TPLF/EPRDF is neither prepared nor capable to guarantee the security and safety of the project. The upstream countries especially Egypt takes the project as a direct threat to the very survival of its citizens. Egypt has the capability to destroy not only this project but any other project that infringe on the life and survival of its citizens.
    I, as most Ethiopian do support having not only one but many projects like this dam provided the conducive political, economic, and security environment that emanates from only the rule of law and democratic governance are created in the country. Yes, the “Great Millennium Dam” will be built after the Ethiopian people extricate themselves from the racist, murderous, narrow minded, and treasonous Woyane/TPLF junta. The dam will be built after Ethiopians have established the rule of law, democratic governance, and a constitution that honours Ethiopians as individuals and as a people. It will be built in a strategic and viable location. Of course, we will have our own port, navy, and national army capable of defending the Country from any quarter, protecting the rights of its people, and a military that abide by the Constitution. No leader, party, army, or ethnic group will be above the law of the land and the Constitution of the Country. The days of political deceits, lies, manipulations, and Machiavellian criminal orgies will be over and will have no place. This is the Ethiopia that is viable, sustainable, developing, and a place where all Ethiopians are treated equal. Yes, it is a place where all Ethiopians will be proud off to call home.

  3. Hassen on

    They haven’t even thought of the bond thing untill someone hinted it..now without any preparation , they issueing bonds left and right…the rubber stump parliament didnt even talked about issueing the bond..what a joke..!!

  4. chuchu on

    Greate work Elias!

    Meles just pulled this stunt from his rear end :) Now I know for sure Weyane is really nervous. I mean it. This confirms all the doubts I ever had. It just shows how weak and scared they are. Ethiopians please, this is the time to come together OLF, ONLF , G7 should form a united front ASAP like yesterday. They need to announce at least a couple of weeks before May 20th to galvanize the people. As I see it now, it does not take much to kick weyane out of the Menlik Palace. This is a golden opprtunity that does not come everyday.

  5. JuJu on

    There is no trust between Ethiopians and Meles Zinawi and his gangs who took power twenty years agao and who invaded Ethiopia and remained the chief enemy of Ethiopia and Ethiopians to this day.

    Ethiopians will never ever trust Meles Zinawi and the gangs that surround him.We Ethiopians have alredy been determined to oust the enemy not only from power,we will remove the entire members of the crimefamily from the surface of Ethiopia for once and for all;this is,our unbreakable promise that we proclaim to ourselves and to the rest of the world with all sacrifices that we are ready to put out and make free our Ethiopia and our Ethiopians from yoke of the woyaane brutal rule.

    Time favoured the enemies and invaded Ethiopia twenty years ago,and the enemy remained stubbern and continued to hurt Ethiopia in many ways deep and wide on a scale;we then,remained patient with the enemy to see if the enemy can correct itself and do the right thing in the right way;however,the enemy stood firm in its way doing things with no consideration that would harm our country.We could not and must not beg the enemy to leave Ethiopia;we knew it well;then,the struggle began with not ending until the enemy is defeated.

    Our hearts and minds are together when it comes to fighting the enemy,our determination and focus are on how to save our people and from possible distruction that we have seen through our minds’ eyes.Yes,indeed,we will never trust the enemy with anything atall.

  6. Liberty Bell on

    Just like the GTP, Nile Dam…etc the Eritrean Card is another woyane’s desparate propaganda stunt as well. ofcourse, as tatek (#1 above) said every thing will be buit in a good mutual and peaceful sprit after woyane gone and so do the port issue.
    But if woyanes insisted wedging another sorry conflict with Eritrea for the sole parpose of decieving Ethiopians, the prodemocrats should let them use the All Tgrean Agazi Army; protector of the aparthied divide and abuse woyane regime. We would see then how far inches the Card/arebia can be pushed. The buttomline is even if it takes them miraclously all the way using whatever cards to the notorious Nokra iland Habesha Prison, it means nothing. The old MLLT now baptized herself as EPRDF to atract donors should pretty well knows that strategically withdrawing is her x-mentor’s military tactics that would trap and annihilate her later. No more, nothing less. This certainly is not a glamorious route of undertaking MLLT preffers to do so at leat on her own. NO peacloving souls should buy woyane’s misinformation that Eritreans are divoircing their country thru its many mouthpiice medias for possible irisponsible/deversionary adventurism. This is nothing but another trick they have been selling the Imaginary Terrorism Card for handouts. One wonders whether the woyane angels of human right defenders ever made quick check of themselves in the mirror.
    Unity & Peace every where!

  7. amare1011 on

    Meles is a mafia boss. His hand is stained with blood, the blood of thousands of Ethiopians. He has robbed the wealth of the country, and the properties of many citizens. BEKA, Meles has to go !!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Interesting on

    I agree with chuchu (above #4). This is a great sign. It definitely is an indication that they are nervous. They are showing their hand. It is very encouraging to all Ethiopians. Beka!

  9. selam on

    Elias you are always my hero and smart in presenting facts with ample evidences though very rarely you fabricate some. I have a strong desire to see Ethiopia in peace and harmony and on the path of development.

    However, current pip—pip of the gov about the current Abay dam project idea is something that came overnight as it was not included in the Five year plan by EEPC and it is an excellent point to argue.
    I think you can send this document to the VOA and they may ask for clarification from the EEPC officers in Addis.

  10. Gigi on

    Elias, you nailed it. That is why the Meles gang is desperate to silence Ethiopian Review.

  11. Ahmed on

    The fascist and racist Meles Zenawi can not cheat us any more because his motive behind the hollow Nila dam propaganda is clear to all.
    I visit Ethiopia regularly and make first hand observation of the growing misery and suffering of the ordinary Ethiopians. The propaganda of the TPLF fascists and their Hodam servants can not hide the sad reality in our country.

  12. Gud New on

    Woyane already planned it well that if the Ethiopian people put their money to build the Dam then they will ralley with Woyane if any opposition try to attack Woyane to protect their investment. When it comes to the right of the people and country time will tell if the people who invest will go for the money or for the country.

  13. Aman on

    Weyane would have been done long time a go if we did not have people like Solomon hodamu, who can sell their soul for a little bit of money. The strategic thing to do will be to bring all sorts of opposition together to create a correlation. If we are not able to come together , it will be hard to defeat them even though they are minority.

  14. Yuhun on

    This year the TPLF junta failed in all subjects.

    First, they brought the idea of regim change in Eritrea to divert the peoples attention from the tsunami that is coming from north and the Ethiopian people said, we are not interested in war or a regim change in other countries, we are only interested in a regim change in our country (Ethiopia) and the TPLF’s idea was rejected and failed.

    Then Azeb consoles the party members and said, Meles is smart and he will come with a brilliant idea soon.

    Second, as Azeb predicted, Meles came up with a brillinat idea “Great Milenium Dum (GMD)” (Great Meles Deception or GMD), every body in the TPLF junta jumped, claped and huged each other, they were facinated with the idea. Azeb said, I knew that Meles would come with a brilliant idea, as I have said it before Meles has brains, he is the smartest leader in Africa.

    And Meles declared to the Ethiopian people, in the Nile, I will build you the bigest dam in Africa. Then the Ethiopian people said, for now, we are not interested on building a dam we have priorities,such as democracy, freedom of speach, freedom of assembley, ethnic equality, power sharing and peace in the horn. First of all one ethinic group rule/power, corruption, killings and arrests of innocent people must end, then the Ehiopian people will build not only 10 dams but 1000 of dams in every village.

    Then the woyyane failed in all subjects so far. And it is highly unlikely for a student to pass a class when he fails in all subjects the first semester. Final exam is waiting for them in May 28, I don’t know with what idea they will come up until then. I think they haven’t got the Message “Beka” yet.

    As they have the right to paint their doors with whatever color they want, all the people in Ethiopia must paint the outer side of their doors with the Beka slogan. Beka! Beka! Beka!

  15. Anonymous on

    People,

    After Meles sold Eritrea we cannot trust him “ABOUT MATTERS INVOLVING Ethiopia”. The question of the NILE is as simple as that.myz

  16. Anonymous on

    Elias Kifle,

    I have never met you and because I am an old man I may not even be around long enough to meet you and personally bless and thank you for your contribution to free Ethiopia, from our worst enemy Meles Zenawi. Thank you once again.myz

  17. Anonymous on

    watch this video how development plans by meles zenawi are schemes to get more aid money: rtsp://media.cc.columbia.edu/acis/research/ci/earth_institute/donor_conference.rm since this video, many 5yr development plans have come and gone with the gtp being the most lucrative aid-begging scheme.

    watch specially from minutes: 00:50:00 to around 01:10:00 as j. sachs yells at zenawi’s ministers to make big plans so they get more money. our sovereignty is overtaken by transnational interests and aid merchants like sachs.

    very sad that our people’s poverty is being used to collect money for the racists tplf.

  18. ALMAAZ on

    All Woyane are our common enemy and must came to our point now “BEKA”just beka and Yieakil….

  19. wajgira on

    Anonymous,it seems you are the only fighter in this blogg for ethiopian people but you are not Ethiopian.Stop serving for the useless Esayas Afeworki.Die for the Eritrean people.hope Ethiopian and Eritrean people would soon normalize our relation.you will die with your boss.

  20. Ayele on

    Hi,

    Thanks for the lines of “truth.” I could not see it very tangible though. The links unfold only a self-organized written stuff. If you want to make a real-attention-seeking read, please show me (us) the real documents from that blood-suckers’ office. pls pls pls pls pls pls… if you simply come up with such stuff, i really take it worthiless of reading.

  21. Kurabachew on

    The “Nile Dam” is empty propaganda to divert the attention of Ethiopians from revolting like other oppressed people in North Africa and the Middle East. It is a LIE!!

  22. Mr.niceguy on

    I don’t think u people, far from home and nostalgic.are telling the truth about ethiopia.u’ve got to know the difference b/n tplf/eprdf and poor people of tigray region.what is going on ur mind when u talk about ethiopiawent?aren’t they ethiopian? Or who is ethiopiawi for you? U guys simply talk for the mere reason of talking! No point.how does one talk about andit ethiopia when he’s talking about tribalism ena akabiabawinet?first correct ur views towards ur people followed by the land.you can not love the land and hate the people if you’re ethiopian.unless ofcourse,you’re an invader.you must love n respect every nation and nationality of this country.we’re poor, we need to help n love each other,to get out of poverty !that’s what we need here.not ur poisons.u can,ofcourse,keep hating the government but not the country and the people.i guess many here are not mentally okey towards their people and their country.is it in a mental(ye america amanuel) hospital you dwell? or blood loving vampires society?or in a free and a civilized society??

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