Ethiopia made a mistake to build Dam without permission from Egypt: Irrigation Ministry Official

25, January 2017 (Nyamilepedia) — A South Sudanese official has blamed Ethiopia for recent crisis that has brought suspicion between countries sharing the Nile waters. This comes just weeks after reports on media that Ethiopian rebels have opened a base inside South Sudan.

The official who is an Advisor at the ministry of Water and Irrigation in Juba has told Nyamilepedia that the recent crisis between countries sharing the Nile water was caused by Ethiopia, accusing Ethiopia of building its largest Dam on the Nile without taking permission from Egypt.

“Well to be honest, the blame lay squarely on them ‘Ethiopians’, they rushed to build the dam without consultation or approval from Egypt, that is unacceptable in international diplomacy” Peter Garang Malual told the reporter

The official said Egypt had the right to protect its interests in the Nile and so does any other country in the region adding that “Ethiopia should not blame South Sudan for that problem”.

Another government official also said last week that South Sudan was not Afraid of Ethiopia raising worries that the two countries might not have surpass their differences over President Kiir’s recent visit to Egypt.

A Middle East newspapers reported that the two Presidents of Egypt and South Sudan agreed on what they called a “dirty deal” to try and block or sabotage Ethiopia from completing construction of its Renaissance Dam on the river Nile.

Egypt is concerned the Dam could reduce the amount of water reaching the North Africa country.

The official said the recent meeting between South Sudan’s President Kiir and Egyptian President Al-Fatah Al-Sisi was to consolidate the historical relations between Egypt and South Sudan and to show the Egyptian people that South Sudan government will stand with them in the face of any threat be it from any country in the region or beyond.

“Our President told the Egyptians that we are ready to stand with them against any threat from Ethiopia, the region or even beyond, we cannot compromise on such issues of close relations” Said Peter Garang Malual an Advisor at the ministry of Irrigation.

Malual said his government still stands by any agreements with the Egyptian government, saying Egypt has been giving more support to South Sudan compared to other countries int he region.

“We stand by the agreement, those who do not want it, is now there own problems, they cannot threatened us, we are not worried about anything” Said Peter Garans Malual Advisor to the ministry or Irrigation and waters

According to various media sources South Sudan and Egypt agreed to take several measure against Ethiopia if it does not recognise Egypt rights to access full Nile Waters, the action would include indirect support to Ethiopian armed opposition, opening a rebel training base inside South Sudan and covert support to cause popular uprisings and instability as a means to sabotage the building of the Renaissance Dam.

South Sudanese officials have publicly denied working with Egypt to target Ethiopia or giving any support to Ethiopian rebels, however Ethiopian government has accused Egypt of supporting its armed opposition and also giving support to various groups to cause instability and regime change in Ethiopia.

South Sudan’s Water and Irrigation ministry is known to get heavy financial and technical support from Egypt in return for supporting Egyptian position on Nile Water issues.

Garang Malual said the blame for any regional instability would be put squarely on the Ethiopian government.

“Any blame will have to be put on them…… ‘Ethiopian’, they need to admit their mistakes, they are the ones who start this misunderstandings due to lack of consultations by their government, they did not get the permission” A smiling Malual concluded.

3 Comments
  1. Haile E says

    well, south sudan is backstabbing ethiopia a country that practically attending its birth as a nation. Ethiopia should be on alert for any possible confrontation with Egypt-south sudan incursion to try to put the construction of GERD. Ethiopia should retaliate and remove the current south sudan president by force. I am sure Egypt will never dare to engage ethiopia on ground fighting.
    The slave mentality is evident on South Sudan leaders when they said ” ethiopia should have asked egypt for permission to build the dam”
    this shows how south sudan officials do disrespect themselves and suffer from inferior mentality when they are blaming ethiopia for not asking egypt before we dam our water. All I say to this dummies is Ethiopia has been a sovereign country not because of kissing someone’s behind but by kicking their behind whenever our adversaries tried to aggress and dare to challenge us on the war front. If at all any one dares to challenge us, it shouldn’t have been south south sudan. My token advice to South sudanese officials is to refrain from making your country a battle ground bn two mighty powers of Ethiopia and egypt. otherwise you will soon taste the wrath of Ethiopia that may change your country into dust. Ethiopians are patient and respectful to any country. But we require the same from those far and near. or else, enough to remind south sudanese officials that eritrean leaders were also conspiring with egypt and what happened to eritrea at the hands of ethiopian defence force is there for south sudan to take a lesson from. Egyptians are known to push small countries to play a deadly game with ethiopia hoping these countries can do the job for them. something they will never dare to.

  2. Haile E says

    well, south sudan is backstabbing ethiopia a country that practically attended its birth as a nation. Ethiopia should be on alert for any possible confrontation with Egypt-south sudan incursion to try to put the construction of GERD on hold. Ethiopia should retaliate and remove the current south sudan president by force. I am sure Egypt will never dare to engage ethiopia on ground fighting.
    The slave mentality is evident on South Sudan leaders when they said ” ethiopia should have asked egypt for permission to build the dam”
    this shows how south sudan officials do disrespect themselves and suffer from inferior mentality when they are blaming ethiopia for not asking egypt before we dam our water. All I say to this dummies is Ethiopia has been a sovereign country not because of kissing someone’s behind but by kicking their behind whenever our adversaries tried to aggress and dare to challenge us on the war front. If at all any one dares to challenge us, it shouldn’t have been south south sudan. My token advice to South sudanese officials is to refrain from making your country a battle ground bn two mighty powers of Ethiopia and egypt. otherwise you will soon taste the wrath of Ethiopia that may change your country into dust. Ethiopians are patient and respectful to any country. But we require the same from those far and near. or else, enough to remind south sudanese officials that eritrean leaders were also conspiring with egypt and what happened to eritrea at the hands of ethiopian defence force is there for south sudan to take a lesson from. Egyptians are known to push small countries to play a deadly game with ethiopia hoping these countries can do the job for them. something they will never dare to.

  3. Naga AYEL says

    South Sudan is a small land that is home for several ethnic group who have generational enmity and fighting. So it is demanding them the impossible for them to govern themselves without, the Arab protectorate. The thing is the fool went far north to get a whiter Arab to bow down and get false bravado. History tells us the same country lost a war in only SISX DAYS. On the contrary however, Ethiopia never bowed to the scramble for AFRICA by European powers who were defeated in several wars the major one being the Great WAR VICTORY OF ADUWA. This man is not endowed the leadership skill to govern a multi ethnic backward society.

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