Office announces 3rd round SMS fundraising plans for GERD


Office announces 3rd round SMS fundraising plans for GERD
Office announces 3rd round SMS fundraising plans for GERD

The Ethiopia Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of the Dam (NCCPPCD) made an announcement today that the 3rd round SMS fundraising scheme, to raise funds for the construction of a mega hydro dam, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

According to Solomon Teka, deputy director of the Office, the new SMS fundraising campaign which allows mobile users to donate by sending SMS to 8100 has two new additional features and will be open for six months.
Though the program aims at collecting a minimum of 20.5 birrs from the public, the major objective of the fundraising is to enhance public participation on the dam project make GERD a national agenda.

The project, called the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), is around 70% complete and is expected to need 4.7 billion dollars to be completed and promises to provide much-needed electricity for Ethiopia’s 105 million people.


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