The people of Ethiopia, the ultimate owner of the nation’s development activities, deserve outstanding honor and recognition, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said.
He called on the public to move to further developmental victories by strengthening the sustainability of the public mobilization and unity witnessed for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The government of Ethiopia prepared a recognition evening on the eve of the Ethiopian New Year, September 11/2011, to thank those who contributed to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.
The recognition program aims at strengthening the popular motivation created over the past seven months in support of the Renaissance Dam Project.
On the occasion held at Millennium Hall, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi called on the public to continue the support. "I call on the Public to transform to further developmental victories by ensuring the sustainability of the public mobilization and unity witnessed on this particular moment,” Meles said.
"The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is a tangible manifestation of Ethiopians’ robust commitment to development.”
Chairperson of the National Committee for construction of the Renaissance Dam, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hailemariam Dessalegn announced on the event that nearly 7 billion birr has been collected so far from various sections of the society.