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The memorial service of Semegnew Bekele, the venture administrator of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), was held Sunday. Bekele was discovered shot dead in his auto in Addis Ababa's Meskel Square on Thursday. The news was gotten with distress that "shook the country", as indicated by the official Ethiopian News Agency (ENA).

To pay tribute to his part in dealing with the development of various Ethiopian dams, Bekele was covered beside sovereign Haile Selassie and head administrator Meles Zenawi. Police cordoned off the lanes prompting Meskel Square where Bekele was booked to be covered at the Holy Trinity Church, around which a huge number of Ethiopians assembled to pay their last regards.

Ethiopia's Federal Police official Zeinu Jemal said Bekele, 53, was discovered dead in his Toyota Land Cruiser at 8.30am Thursday, with a projectile underneath his correct ear and holding a weapon in his correct hand. He included he was "not certain" regardless of whether the firearm was Bekele's. Police sources avoid the situation that Bekele executed himself.

Thirty individuals were captured pending examinations concerning Bekele's passing. Jemal declined the contribution of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in the request. Nobody has yet been authoritatively charged.

Many Ethiopians assembled at Meskel Square to put blossoms where Bekele's body was found, while challenges emitted in various Ethiopian urban areas requesting fast and quick equity for Bekele's murder.

Bekele was killed a couple of hours before a planned question and answer session where he should clarify the reasons of deferral in the development of GERD and to negate gossipy tidbits coursing via web-based networking media about debasement and fumble of the dam, as indicated by The New York Times.

Whenever finished, say numerous spectators, GERD will be Africa's biggest power creating dam with a generation limit of 6,000 megawatts, which is more than twofold the nation's present generation.

Bekele had before stated, proceeded with the Times, that the objective of GERD is creating power, not arrigation. Addis Ababa, he had expressed, is required to make billions of dollars in incomes from sending out vitality to its neighboring nations.

Government gauges put the cost of developing GERD at $5 billion, 20 for every penny of which is provided by securities purchased by Ethiopian expats, and the rest subsidized from the treasury. What's more, China gave Ethiopia $1 billion for the undertaking's framework.

Executive Abiy Ahmed communicated fears a week ago on the deferral in GERD's development. On the off chance that the work proceeds at a similar pace, the dam will be done simply following 10 years, the BBC announced him as saying. As per Matina Stevis-Gridneff, correspondent of the Wall Street Journal for African issues, the dollar crunch added to the deferral in GERD development. Ahmed additionally said that the nation's liquidity issue will set aside a long opportunity to be settled.

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