The Ethiopian government, in partnership with Hub City Live, has decided to build a technological city called “the real Wakanda” in the city of Bahir Dar, in the federal state of Amhara. Worth US $ 3 billion, this project is expected to be completed over a period of eight to ten years.
The Master Plan for the Technology City was presented by Hub City Live to other project stakeholders – the Ethiopian Government and the Amhara State Regional Government – during a workshop held on August 18, 2018, in Addis Ababa.
According to Getahun Mekuria (photo), the Ethiopian Minister of Science and Technology, the establishment of this technologically advanced city will have a great impact on improving people’s lives and creating job opportunities for young people.
Mikal Kamil, co-founder of Hub City Live-Ethiopia, said the project will help endow Ethiopia with the first ever African technocratic government.
Getahun Mekuria pointed out that the technological city will bring together various ICT innovations widely used around the world and will house various institutions and people involved in the fields of science and technology.
Bahir Dar’s choice to house “the real Wakanda,” Mikal Kamil explained that he was motivated by the character of the city known as “one of the first civilizations, the cradle of humanity, the source of the Nile Blue, a pleasant environment “, but especially” its geographical resemblance to the city of Wakanda in the movie Black Panther “.