Mayor Mekuria Marshaye stated that he was able to collect 27 million birr for the Abay Dam in Hawassa city.

Mayor Mekuria Marshaye stated that he was able to collect 27 million birr for the Abay Dam in Hawassa city. A fundraising forum for the construction of the Nile Dam was held in Hawassa City in Sidama Region today. Hawassa City Mayor Mekuria Marchaye stated at the fundraising event that the Abai Dam Cup was able to collect 27 million birr during the three days of fundraising in the city. Hawassa City Mayor Mekuria Marshaye stated that he was able to collect 27 million birr during his three-day stay in the city. The mayor said that the dam is a sign of self-reliance and unity for all Ethiopians. He mentioned that he has achieved more than 130 percent of the plan given at the city level. Kfle Hameso, head of the public participation coordination office for the construction of the Abay Dam in the region, said that more than 756 million birr have been collected in the revenue collection work done so far in the Sidama region. According to Hawassa City Communication Department, the revenue collection work will continue in all zones and cities until November 20, 2016.

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