Kenya, Ethiopia Hammering Out Agreement on Gibe III Dam

18 Oct 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

The Kenyan and Ethiopian water ministries are moving toward an agreement concerning construction of Ethiopia’s controversial Gilgel Gibe III Dam project, according to regional director for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Nairobi Desta Mebratu. UNEP is leading mediation efforts between the two sides.Kenya has raised concerns over the dam, which is to be located on the Omo River, a major water source for Kenya’s Lake Turkana. Kenya worries the dam will be used to supply irrigation water to large upstream plantations in Ethiopia, decreasing the water supplies that reach Kenya...

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