Recently, there have been a lot of messages on social media saying, “The Great Renaissance Dam has started to generate power.” The government has not yet commented on the matter, but it has been reported in the past that it is close to generating power for the Grand Renaissance Dam.
We tried to find out the source of the information that was circulating on social media recently but could not reach it. No one in the public or private media has publicly reported on this historic event; No statement has been issued by the relevant authorities. No details have been released on the current state of the dam’s power generation.
But as we explore the social media, Ethiopia’s Minister of State for Irrigation and Lowlands, Dr. Berhanu Lengiso, confirmed the news on his Twitter account: “The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is trying to generate electricity. This project is not only generating electricity for Ethiopians and Ethiopians.”
The announcement by the government a few weeks ago that the power generation of the Renaissance Dam will be realized soon attracted the attention of the entire people.