A tragedy indeed
Thursday July 26, 2018 marked an end of the earthly life to the most known engineer of the nation, Simegnew Bekele, the manager of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Found dead in his Toyota Land Cruiser V8, Simegnew was shot on the left side of his neck and a pistol by his right-hand side. Simegnew has been the manager of the GERD since its inception seven years ago and he had managed many of the nation’s signature power projects including the consecutive Gibe power projects. Simegnew is scheduled to be laid to rest on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Simegnew was plannning to take journalists for a visit to the project site to diffuse social media rumors that the project will not be completed on schedule.