Why was the river project kept a secret at first?
We kept this project under the radar to avoid raising false expectations. Our objective was to be able to announce a project that was actually working and when we had systems operating, we believed it was the right time to unveil this to the wider public.
During the initial development phase, funds for this project were earmarked by specific donors and were, therefore, allocated as promised. Because we are a nonprofit, we did touch on the subject in our yearly annual report, albeit succinctly, to avoid unnecessary external pressure during this crucial period.