Water weed destroys Ethiopia’s largest lake; local and federal government do nothing about it


The water weed (water hyacinth) is currently destroying Ethiopia’s largest lake in northern Ethiopia while the regional and federal governments are doing practically nothing. Earlier this years, Ethiopians in the Diaspora had purchased and shipped a machine that removes the weed, but it broke down about 5 months ago and has not been fixed yet. Lake Tana is a significant natural resource for Ethiopia. For the government to allow the lake to be destroyed by a weed while there are Ethiopians who want to help is nothing short of a criminal act. If the government is not willing to save the lake, the least it can do is remove the bureaucratic red tape so that volunteers can try. DW Amharic has the latest: