PROCLAMATION NO. 121/1998 RATIFY AFRICAN MARITIME TRANSPORT CHARTER


PROCLAMATION NO. 121/1998

A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY AFRICAN MARITIME TRANSPORT CHARTER

WHEREAS, Ethiopia had signed the African Maritime Transport Charter.

WHEREAS, it is stipulated in the Charter that the Charter finally enters into force thirty days after the Secretary-General of the OAU has received ratification, or similar, instruments of two-thirds of member States;

WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified said Charter at its session held on the 30th day of June, 1998;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 sub-articles (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

1. Short Title

This Proclamation may be cited as the “African Maritime Transport Charter Ratification Proclamation No. 121/1998.”

2. Ratification of the Charter

The African Maritime Transport Charter adopted by the Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity at its session held, in Tunis, in June 1994 is hereby ratified.

3. Power of the Ministry of Transport and Communications

The Ministry of Transport and Communications is hereby empowered to undertake all acts necessary for the implementation the Charter.

4. Effective Date

This Proclamation shall come into force as of the 30th day of June, 1998.

Done at Addis Ababa, this 30th day of June, 1998.

NEGASO GIDADA (DR.)

PRESDIENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC

REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

 

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