Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ethiopian Athletes & Coaches to contribute 20 million birr for Grand Millennium Renaissance Dam construction

The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) and 80 of the country’s top athletes and coaches have announced that they will contribute 20 million birr (US$1.186 million) for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project during a press conference held at the Addis Ababa Stadium today, reported Ethiopian Radio & Television (ERTA).
The report indicates that the contribution includes 5 million birr (US$296,537) in cash and 15 million birr (US$889,610) in pledges to buy bonds.
Some of the athletes who were present during the stadium press conference include Haile Gebrselassie, Kenenisa Bekele, Meseret Defar, Tirunesh Dibaba, Sileshi Sihine and Gebre-Egziabher Gebremariam.