Ethiopia: GERD Federal Female Ambassadors Selected

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) Federal Female Ambassadors that would promote the dam were selected yesterday evening in a ceremony held at Ghion Hotel.

The three female finalists have been selected from the total of 33 Ambassadors chosen from the 9 regions and 2 city administrations which took place at regional level.

The winners were Ruta Ayalew, Suad Haji, and Lucy Gedamu from Amhara and Benishangul-Gumuz regional states and Addis Ababa Administration respectively.

The first winner was awarded 35,000 birr GERD bond, the second 25,000 birr GERD bond, and third 15,000 birr bond from the Development Bank of Ethiopia.

Following her crowning, Ambassador Ruta said Ethiopia has a long history. "We were united in the past; and we shall remain so in the future. Together we shall finish the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam."

Deputy Director-General of the Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of GERD, Tagel Qenubeh told journalists that the aim of the competition is to enhance the role of women in the construction of the dam.

It is also a program designed to give more information about the Grand Renaissance Dam, he added.

Ministry of Culture and Tourism Public Relations Manager, Gezahegn Abate said though all Ethiopians are ambassador of the dam these female ambassadors would in particular engage in promoting the dam in their respective regions and among diplomatic circles at home and abroad.

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