GERD Project Manager Engineer Simegnew Bekele laid to rest.

 Project Manager of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Engineer Simegnew Bekele, has been laid to rest today at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa.

Engineer Simegnew was shot dead last Thursday.

His body was found in a car in the capital, Addis Ababa, at Meskel Square.

Residents of Addis Ababa, his relatives and families, as well as senior government officials, including President Mulatu Teshome and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen, attended the funeral ceremony.

As a sign of respect and sorrow, President Mulatu, Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed through his representative, Deputy PM Demeke Mekonnen, and other federal and regional officials laid flowers to the coffin and expressed their condolences to his families and relatives.

Engineer Simegnew was born in north Gondar zone, Amhara regional state, in 1958 Ethiopian calendar.

He has been manager of GERD since the launch of the project in 2011.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons.

 Addis Ababa, July 29, 2018 (FBC)