Nile Dam Tripartite Agreement: Who loses and who benefits? – By Aklog Birara (PhD)

“ዓምላካችን ያበረከተላትን ይህን ኃብቷን (አባይን) ለሕዝቦቻቸው ሕይወትና ደህንነት በማዋል እንዲጠቀሙበት ከጎረቤት ወዳጂ አገሮች ጋር በለጋስነት በጋራ ለመካፈል ዝግጁ ብትሆንም፤ ይህን የውሃ ንብረቷን በቁጥር እየጨመረ ለሚሄደው ሕዝቧና በማደግ ላይ ላለው ኢኮኖሚ ጥቅም እንዲውል ማድረግ የኢትዮጵያ ተቀዳሚና የተቀደሰ ግዴታዋ ነው።”
ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ፤ ጥቅምት 1957 ዓም

Dr. Aklog Birara
Dr. Aklog Birara

“Watercourse States shall in their respective territories utilize an international watercourse in an equitable and reasonable manner. In particular, an international watercourse shall be used and developed by watercourse States with a view to attaining optimal and sustainable utilization thereof and benefits there from, taking into account the interests of the watercourse States concerned, consistent with adequate protection of the watercourse.”
Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses, UN General Assembly resolution 49/52 of December 1994. —Read More—

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  1. Ethiopian government, I wonder about what kind of deal you had with
    Egypt. You are saying you have a good deal, but Egyptian president said “ Egypt will not give anything she already have in her hand and my brothers Ethiopians should understand this”. So where is the good deal you had with Egypt?. Instead the agreement you had was to confirm for them the 1929 and 1959 agreement they had with Sudan and England. As all of us know the previous governments of Ethiopia never signed any paper that would confirm the 1929 and 1959 agreement. Why EPDRF/TPLF signed the paper. Is it because you do not know what you are doing or what? What makes me sick the most is why my cousins tigries are dealing this kind of deal, it is shame to us (Tigries). We tigries were the number one fighters to protect Ethiopia from any enemy. I was happy when you take power in 1991 but after you federated the country by tribes, giving our port to Erittera, giving our land to Sudan and now our water to Egypt it is unbelievable, you are much worse than Italy. Do you think this is a good idea to lead the country? I do not know why you do not think deep before you rich any agreement. Only having GERD is not enough, we must use our abay for irrigation too. Can you tell me how many percent of our water we are using? I think we are not using 3% percent of our water. Is it fair? Egyptians are washing their cars, using for irrigation, but Ethiopians are not getting any water from abay, that is why Ethiopians are on line to get water all over the country. Again is it fair? Please, please, please do bury Ethiopians alive. I know one day Ethiopians will stop the tributaries of the tributaries wherever they are and then no enough water will flow even to GERD unless the Egyptians become fair. It is not the agreement between Ethiopian government and Egyptian government that can solve the dispute, it is agreement between Ethiopian people and Egyptian people that can solve the dispute. Egyptians should think twice while they are using the water for everything we dot stand and suffer with shortage of water. They are better off than Ethiopians because they can use Red sea and Mediterranean sea, but Ethiopia is thanks for them it is a landlocked country. Since Blue Nile is not a reliable river any more it is better to use the seas than spending their money for Jets and missiles. I know how many tributaries of the tributaries of blue Nile are drying, thanks for rich countries who give us the carbon dioxide. The Ethiopian government and the Egyptian government know only signing but they do know how many of the tributaries are already dried and drying. Egyptian people I am telling you the truth it is better to think not to fight for something not even exist after two decades, unless something a miracle comes from the almighty god. Personally I do not expect a miracle because since Egyptians are very selfish we will not get any mercy. It is better to think not to have to many children, instead of relaying from the water it comes thousands of mile away and it will not exist after two decades.
    God be with Ethiopia

  2. Ethiopian government, I wonder about what kind of deal you had with
    Egypt. You are saying you have a good deal, but Egyptian president said “ Egypt will not give anything she already have in her hand and my brothers Ethiopians should understand this”. So where is the good deal you had with Egypt?. Instead the agreement you had was to confirm for them the 1929 and 1959 agreement they had with Sudan and England. As all of us know the previous governments of Ethiopia never signed any paper that would confirm the 1929 and 1959 agreement. Why EPDRF/TPLF signed the paper. Is it because you do not know what you are doing or what? What makes me sick the most is why my cousins tigries are dealing this kind of deal, it is shame to us (Tigries). We tigries were the number one fighters to protect Ethiopia from any enemy. I was happy when you take power in 1991 but after you federated the country by tribes, giving our port to Erittera, giving our land to Sudan and now our water to Egypt it is unbelievable, you are much worse than Italy. Do you think this is a good idea to lead the country? I do not know why you do not think deep before you rich any agreement. Only having GERD is not enough, we must use our abay for irrigation too. Can you tell me how many percent of our water we are using? I think we are not using 3% percent of our water. Is it fair? Egyptians are washing their cars, using for irrigation, but Ethiopians are not getting any water from abay, that is why Ethiopians are on line to get water all over the country. Again is it fair? Please, please, please do not bury Ethiopians alive. I know one day Ethiopians will stop the tributaries of the tributaries wherever they are and then no enough water will flow even to GERD unless the Egyptians become fair. It is not the agreement between Ethiopian government and Egyptian government that can solve the dispute, it is the agreement between Ethiopian people and Egyptian people that can solve the dispute. Ethiopia did not sign this deal. Egyptians should think twice, while they are using the water for everything we dot stand and suffer with shortage of water. They are better off than Ethiopians because they can use Red sea and Mediterranean sea, but Ethiopia is thanks for them it is a landlocked country. Since Blue Nile is not a reliable river any more it is better to use the seas than spending their money for Jets and missiles. I know how many tributaries of the tributaries of blue Nile are drying, thanks for rich countries who give us the carbon dioxide. The Ethiopian government and the Egyptian government know only signing but they do know how many of the tributaries are already dried and drying. Egyptian people I am telling you the truth it is better to think not to fight for something not even exist after two decades, unless something a miracle comes from the almighty god. Personally I do not expect a miracle because since Egyptians are very selfish we will not get any mercy. It is better to think not to have to many children, instead of relaying from the water it comes thousands of mile away and it will not exist after two decades.
    God be with Ethiopia

  3. you are joking against ethiopians. i believe you are not the true Dr Aklok Birara, rather you are a fake Dr Aklok, you are pretending Dr Aklock , having copied what Dr Aklok told to VOA regarding the tripartite deal over the blue Nile. you are blaming Tigrians, some thing that is not even imagined by ordinary people in ethiopia, that the current government in ethiopia belongs to Tigrians
    . no one benefit from such backward thinking, rubbish!! you blame EPRDF and praise the former regimes. are you looking forward something that doesn’t exist any more. if you do that you are insane !!

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