Ethiopia will start generating electricity from its controversial dam on the river Nile on Sunday, according to AFP citing local government officials.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), set to be the largest hydroelectric project in Africa, has been at the center of a regional dispute ever since Ethiopia broke ground in 2011.
“Tomorrow will be the first energy generation of the dam,” an Ethiopian government official said on Saturday.
A second official confirmed the information. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity because the milestone has not been officially announced.