My community is the people who live in the surroundings area in the river bank of the Akaki. The communities’ life is dependent on the River of Akaki. This river means an issue of life for this community.

Now a day this river become one of the most polluted river in the country. This is because of the unplanned expansion of a city of Addis Ababa, the capital city and establishments of industries in the river area. As a result the life’s of this community is affecting dramatically.

Due to the expansion of cities and establishments of the industries, the river is highly polluted. As a result the community is affecting badly. Their farm decrease, their animals are dying. In the past the community uses the water for many purposes including for domestic service, but now it’s difficult. 

Video of Akaki River

Video of an interview with community leaders

Video of an interview with environment activist