Ethiopia’s bold infrastructure initiatives

The Dec. 25 World article “Calm in Ethiopia belies seething anger underneath” omitted Ethiopia’s bold initiatives to advance its nation with a commitment to transform its economy and eliminate poverty through investments in vital categories of infrastructure in rail and electricity.

On Dec. 17, Ethiopia inaugurated the Gibe III hydroelectric dam that will generate 1,870 megawatts of electricity. Ethiopia’s new electrified train, the first such train in sub-Saharan Africa, travels about 465 miles from the capital, Addis Ababa, to Djibouti. It will reduce travel time from several days to 12 hours or less . The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Damunder construction will provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity to the region.

Ethiopia is experiencing growing pains, graduating a large number of students per year who are eager to work. While there may be shortcomings in governance, it is clear that the government’s intention is to create a unified state to benefit all Ethiopians. Violent demonstrations that weaken the economy harm the nation.

Source- www.washingtonpost.com

2 COMMENTS

  1. The much-vaunted development or transformation under the regime that is largely perceived as an occupation must be seen in perspective.

    The railway line in question existed over a century ago.
    In fact it was dismantled by the TPLF in hurriedly in its destructive mission 25 years ago.

    The TPLF and its partner in in the invasion of Ethiopia, the Eritrean liberation front plundered whatever they could as a spoil of war and destroy what they could not.
    The railway line was one of the casualties of the their treacherous acts.
    Every single little accomplishment the enemy regime brags about, had long been planned during the previous governments but shelved due to the secessionist insurgencies spearheaded by the TPLF.

    The corrupt, incompetent, reckless and diabolical TPLF regime has in the course of its occupation Ethiopia hugely indebted it.

    Fully preparing to flee Ethiopia to their tribal enclave of Tigrai when the going gets tough, they have amassed huge resources for their future tribal state.

    When a tribe of career traitors who make a mere 5% of Ethiopia’s population are at the helm of a nation of 100 million, everywhere else this would have been seen as a declaration of war, an act of treason for excluding the majority.
    Well the sooner these traitors leave the crime scene, the Ethiopia they defiled, the better.
    Each day they have overstayed, will be paid for with huge interest!!

  2. The much-vaunted development or transformation under the regime that is largely perceived as an occupation force must be seen in perspective.

    The railway line in question existed over a century ago.
    In fact it was dismantled by the TPLF hurriedly in its destructive mission 25 years ago.

    The TPLF and its partner in the invasion of Ethiopia, the Eritrean liberation front plundered whatever they could as a spoil of war and destroy what they could not transport.
    The railway line was one of the casualties of the their treacherous acts.
    Every single little accomplishment the enemy regime brags about, had long been planned during the previous governments but shelved due to the secessionist insurgencies spearheaded by the TPLF.

    The corrupt, incompetent, reckless and diabolical TPLF regime has in the course of its occupation Ethiopia hugely indebted it.

    Fully preparing to flee Ethiopia to their tribal enclave of Tigrai when the going gets tough, they have amassed huge resources for their future tribal state.

    When a tribe of career traitors who make a mere 5% of Ethiopia’s population are at the helm of a nation of 100 million, everywhere else this would have been seen as a declaration of war, an act of treason for excluding the majority.
    Well the sooner these traitors leave the crime scene, the Ethiopia they defiled, the better.
    Each day they have overstayed, will be paid for with huge interest!!

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