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Ethiopian renaissance dam cyclist arrives in Kampala
Publish Date: Jun 02, 2014
Ethiopian renaissance dam cyclist arrives in Kampala
Belay Takele Achenef arrives in Kampala. PHOTO/Titus Kakembo
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By Titus Kakembo

An Ethiopian motorcyclist, Belay Tekele Achenefe, arrived in Kampala on his way to Sudan, Egypt, Djbouti and Rwanda on a budget of $2000.

Travelling light with rack sack and dry ration expects to market the region as a tour destination and advertise the Grand renaissance Dam that is under construction.

“I have discovered a similarity between Uganda and Ethiopia,” said Achenefe during a press conference at the Ethiopian Airlines headquarters.

“Both governments are fighting poverty. And the dam will generate electricity with a capacity to serve other countries in the region.”

Belay Takale Ashenef (left) received by the Ethiopia airlines area manager, Abebe Angessa.  PHOTO/Titus Kakembo

Like Uganda, Ethiopia is endowed with a variety of natural resources waiting to be exploited to benefit the citizens.
“Both states have registered tremendous growth in the recent past,” stressed Achnefe.

Achnefe met some Ethiopians living and working in Uganda and dined at Fasika, an Ethiopian Cuisine restaurant in Kabalagala acity suburb.

A father of eight children with a wife wil bike for sixth month.

Ethiopian Airlines area manager, Abebe Angessa, said it is time for Africans to join Europeans in touring Africa. He emphasized that the leadership and vision of the Ethiopian people is driven by Ethiopian Government’s commitment to its people.

Belay Takele Achenef (left) shakes hands with New Vision’s Linus Wamanya as Ethiopian Airlines area manager looks on. PHOTO/Titus Kakembo

“There is the Gondar with its castles and palaces. Then comes Lalibela with its remarkable rock-hewn churches. People are amazed with Negash, one of the earliest holy Muslim centers that date back to the Prophet Muhammad.

History lovers are amazed by the walled Muslim city of Harar and Lega Oda, near Dire Dawa, where you can see cave paintings considered to be thousands of years old.”
 

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