22 December 2018

Ethiopia: Council of Ministers Passes Decisions On Three Draft Bills

Addis Ababa — The Council of Ministers has passed decisions on various draft bills at its regular meeting today after deliberating on the agendas.

In a press statement it sent to ENA, the Council of Ministers passed decisions on the draft bill to reorganize the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA).

Furthermore, the Council deliberated on the draft Ethiopian Space Policy, to establish Constitution and Federalism indoctrination center as well as on the draft civil society organizations (CSOs) law.

The council looked at the draft on establishing Ethiopian Space Policy as its first agenda, it has stressed the space science policy should be harmonized with the country's direction of economic structural change and decided the bill to come into effect.

The council also approved a draft bill of re-establishing Ethiopian News Agency (ENA) would enable the agency to have institutional autonomy and disseminate reliable information.

It is to be recalled that a draft bill was proposed to the council of ministers for decision, it was indicated.

In this regard, the bill is passed to the House of People's Representatives for approval.

The Council also deliberated on a draft proclamation on establishing Educational of Center of Federalism which prepared for having better awareness on federalism among citizens and strengthen the value of tolerances and national values.

So far, this bill is passed to the House of People's Representatives for approval.

The Council of Ministers also discussed and passed the bill of amendment on the proclamation of Civil Association Institutions that would help people assure their right organizing in various activities, it was learned.

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