Praise Report: The Grand Renaissance Dam a "Policy of Cooperation"
The Ethiopian Embassy in Khartoum and the International University of Africa in Khartoum organized a symposium to discuss the impact of the Grand Renaissance Dam. This dam on the River Nile is said to flood 1,680 square kilometers and create a reservoir almost twice the size of Lake Tana, Ethiopia's largest natural lake. Experts fear that the construction of the dam would set off a water war in this tense region of the world. However at the symposium held at Khartoum, Ethiopia's Minister of Water and Energy, Ato Alemayehu Tegnu reassured the gathering that Ethiopia had no intention of monopolizing the waters of the Nile. He said the dam would increase opportunities for development and economic improvements. He also emphasized the prospect of greater trade exchanges between the three countries--Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan.
Praise God for international forums where leaders from 1040 Window countries come together to discourse and dialogue. (The Bible, Psalm 133:1).
Praise God for the "Policy of Cooperation" put forward by the Ethiopians. (The Bible, 1Chronicles 16:9).
Pray that God would ensure the equitable distribution of water resources for Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, and Ethopia. (The Bible, Colossians 1:16-17 ).
Sources: International Rivers, All Africa
This article originally appeared in the January 2013 Edition of the Win 10/40 Reporter.
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