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Ethiopia Adopts Mobile Technology for GERD Fundraising: Lottery and SMS Text

The government of Ethiopia has introduced new methods to raise funds locally for construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a multi-billion dam being built over River Nile.

The National Council for the Coordination of Public Participation on the Construction of the Dam has introduced two programs to raise funds – Mobile SMS and Lottery.

Fana Broadcasting Corporation and Ethio Telecom have agreed to offer these services for free of charge. The fundraising program will last for six months, ending in March 2015.

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