That is the reason Ethiopians have a feeling of proprietorship for the dam and money the undertaking every which way.
This was demonstrated from the beginning of the dam. Ethiopians, from varying backgrounds, have been financing the development of the dam through buying securities, offering month to month pay intentionally, participating in SMS and occasions sorted out to raise assets in addition to making commitments secretly and through banks.
Indeed, even at this crucial time, the support of the general population isn't interfered with.
As indicated by the Office of the National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation to the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), during the previous nine months more than 530 million Birr has been gathered from the general population.