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“I hope we will gather information and use it effectively to approach governments and say we have a real problem,” Dr Ogada says.
What is it expected to produce in terms of energy output and which countries will benefit?
Gibe III’S powerlines will feed into the Ethiopian national grid and onwards to the Southern African electricity grid through Kenya. It will contribute roughly half its power output of 1,870MW to Ethiopia itself. The rest will be exported to neighbouring countries: 500MW to Kenya, 200MW to Djibouti and 200MW to Sudan.
The project has been labelled the world’s most controversial dam. Why is this?
At the start, the procurement of the contractor was determined to be non-transparent by the World Bank, and international donors shunned the project. Construction also started without a licence from