Ethiopians in Denver Raise Birr 2.4 Million in Support of
Building the Grand Renaissance Dam
By Tsehaye Debalkew
August 02 2011
In a unique and reverberating expression of a sustainable demonstration of solidarity in support of the on-going process of constructing the Grand Renaissance Dam/GRD/, members of the Ethiopian Diaspora who reside in and around the city of Denver, Colorado, staged an all-together defining occasion of fund raising event wherein they readily raised close to Two Million Four Hundred Thousand Birr./ over $133,000/, in terms of direct purchase of Bonds and committed pledges yesterday.
Ambassador Mulie Tarekegn, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington DC. , made a power-point presentation delving at length on the benefits that accrue from the purchase of bonds that entail multitude of ramifications on both the individual and the national level.
The Ambassador, on the occasion addressed the audience which congregated at the Double Tree Hotel in Denver, by appreciating the momentous resolve of the Ethiopian people and government of Ethiopia for boldly initiating the huge project unparalleled by continental standards and the ever burgeoning enthusiasm of the Ethiopian Diaspora in its unreserved resolve and its unequivocal support towards the GRD.
He underscored that the currency that is presently sweeping across the Diaspora Ethiopians clearly demonstrates the significance of the timely participation of the Diaspora Ethiopians who he said have understood the importance of the dual-edged benefit that the project entails ultimately for the nation and themselves who in the final analysis stand to reap the fruits of their involvement as a result of the auspicious conditions set in place by the government.
By charting out a bedrock strategy through the instrumentality of the gigantic measure by the timely launch of the GRD, Ambassador Mulie underlined that the huge project is poised to benefit the nation enormously by enabling it to traverse into becoming an industrial hub and a member of the club of middle income countries of the globe in the not too distant future by nipping poverty in the bud, by way of permanently uprooting it from its bastion of deep entrenchment.
Ambassador Mulie , called upon the members of the Ethiopian Diaspora community to redouble their effort and stand to be counted by leaving their insignia as a the new generation that has galvanized and transformed the nation for good.