The Ethiopian desertification dam which brought famine & drought for over 10 million, the UN body demanded suspension Prof. Muse Tegegne

August 1, 2011 in Water Crisis

 

The  World Heritage Committee heard our over  two years old appeal  to  stop the Ethiopian Dictator  and the anti environmentalist  three gorge dam    Chinese financiers to  suspend the death dam called Gebe III; which eventually will eliminate  the Omotic people by  drying the naturally reserved world heritage Lake Turkana. We hopping the same august body will do to stop the other death dam on the Nile River known as “Millennium Dam which will dry  the Nile and Lake Tana with unpredicted catastrophic result on the population of the region from Blue Nile extending to Egypt.

The recent famine and drought is the direct consequence of the these death dams :- Gebe I. II, III & that of the dam on the Shebelle river the only live water source for all the inhabitants of Southern Somalia.

Wabe-Shebelle Death Dam is located 785 km South-East of Addis. the deadly dam he project has 2238.19 Mm 3 live storage between 580m and 535.41m, with a  power system of  111 m high. This is the main dam responsible for the drought in the Shebelle Juba region of Somalia by controlling the annual floods in a region the annual rain fall is not sufficient. Today from such dam with that of the Om or river dams the region is highly affected by unprecedented drought. The Ethiopian dictator is fully responsible to this in human act of eliminating million of inhabitants in the region. Unless he is stopped immediately he will transform   the whole region into a desert.

Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya is the world’s largest desert Lake which would   eventually dry up like that of the Gobi Lake in Asia which has now ceased to exist.   This unique ecosystem has made it an outstanding living open laboratory for the study of plant and animal communities according to World heritage. The Lakes’   rich fossil finds that have allowed reconstructing the history of animal species and mankind over the past 2 million years will cease to exist by the Ethiopian water dictator Melese Zenawie.  Lake Turkana due to its unique properties in 1997 was recognized and protected as a World Heritage Site. It blood line the Omo river the home of Lucy and Ardi also pouring   this  menaced Lake over 90% of its life giving water source.

The creation of dams on Omo rivers have recently accelerated the desertification by  causing unprecedented drought which caused the destruction of  over 10 million people in downstream  Kenya and the damming the Shebelle river damaged the Shebelle river farmers of Somalia. This was confirmed by the recent study study commissioned by the African Development Bank that the dam would likely cause a significant drop in the lake’s water level, increase its salinity, and threaten the unique ecosystem for which the lake was recognized as a World Heritage Site in the first place.

According to the international waters the Gibe III Dam is being built by an Italian company. ICBC, a Chinese state-owned bank, has approved funding for the project, and China’s export credit agency is financing the transmission lines. The dam would not only have devastating impacts on the Omo River and Lake Turkana, but also on the 500,000 indigenous people who depend on the river and lake for their livelihoods.

The  World Heritage Committee, which oversees the protection of World Heritage Sites around the globe, in its  annual meeting heard our cry  and  decided to take action for the protection of Lake Turkana.  The two  culprit  country Ethiopia and China   being two of the 21 members  of the  organization   did stop the august body to take  the following decisive  motions against their proactive corrupting  lobbies   :-

 

  • It expressed their “utmost concern” about the proposed construction of the Gibe III Dam and urged the Ethiopian government to “immediately halt all construction” on the project.
  • It asked the governments of Kenya and Ethiopia to invite a monitoring mission to review the dam’s impacts on Lake Turkana,
  • It demanded the financial institutions “to put on hold their financial support” until the Committee’s next annual meeting in June

The following are the world Heritage in Ethiopia but still we have a lot of world hertage in my an place in Ehtiopia in the islands of Lake Tana which are not yet explored. Thus Lower Valley of the Omo where the dictator is constructing his mega dams are reserved areas.

 

Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Southern Dams are causing Drought For over 15 million Horn of Africans and increasing desertification

July 11, 2011 in Dams and desertification

The main culprit on the drought in the horn of Africa is the regime of Melese Zenawie and his  water damming land grabbing project accelerating desertification in the Horn of Africa.  thus having a direct effect on the rain cycle . The last 10 years his regime has been constructing dams and selling arable land to international land grabbers. He has already over 300.000 hectares grabbed most of in the Southern region hit with drought because of the dams. The same dams have brought sever water shortages . The famine is aggravated in the southern region including Kenya and Somalia with a direct effect of damming. This drought is not yet affecting the traditional famine and drought region of Ethiopia. Since his damming mainly the southern rivers by controlling the e yearly water flow, the cycle of rain has stopped as a direct effect and a climate bomb called Gibe I, II, II dams.

The United Nations and aid agencies say the Horn of Africa is facing a humanitarian catastrophe as a result of soaring global food prices combined with the worst drought in 60 years impacting on the region. Melse Zenawie also has been artificially soaring food prices.  The food price rises are combining with severe drought and conflict to create the gravest threat of famine in years across large parts of East Africa and the Horn, victim of wanton internationally uncontrolled dams.

The last two  successive years the intensification of damming in southern Ethiopia have left approximately 11 million people living in remote areas across Southern Ethiopia, Northern Kenya, and Somalia facing famine because of food shortages.

This drought  crisis as ”the world’s biggest forgotten emergency”, many aid donners have launched  their largest ever appeal to try and stop famine in the region.

”Desperate hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said.

”It is essential that we move quickly to break the destructive cycle of drought and hunger that forces farmers to sell their means of production as part of their survival strategy.”

Thought Emergency relief workers are looking to help the people living the areas impacted by drought now in order to prevent famine, we have to resolve the main cause of the famine -damming . The most affected populations in Somalia and North Kenya are, for the most part, semi-nomadic pastoralists, herding camels, goats, and sheep are those used to water from the river and Shebelle waters now dammed.

The lack of pasture and water has led to deaths of cattle on a large scale, leaving families unable to cope with the loss of food and livelihood in the areas of dammed Omo river. The situation has been made even worse by the fact the area was only just recovering from a similar drought two years during the filling of the  Gibe dam.

In most of the  areas, 60 percent of the herds have died. The megalomaniac dammer Melese Zenawie is responsible.

Since the intensification of the dams in the Southern Ethiopia the last two years   about  480,000 children in the Horn of Africa suffer from severe malnutrition — an increase of 50 percent on the figure from the previous drought in January, 2009.

The situation is at its most perilous in Somalia, where the two-decade-long conflict has left the country divided, with much of the population forced to live in refugee camps.

The international community must stop the mad  megalomaniac dictator of Ethiopia from damming the source of their existence  Omo and Shebelle rivers.

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