(PROCLAMATION NO. 668/2010) (12th April, 2010) 16thYear No. 18

WHEREAS, the disclosure and registration of assets is important to enhance transparency and accountability in the conduct of public affairs;
WHEREAS, the disclosure and registration of assets is of paramount importance in the prevention of corruption and impropriety and helps to enhance good governance;
WHEREAS, it is necessary to put in place a transparent system that would help the conduct of public affairs and private interest go separate without intervening into one another’s territory so as to avoid possible conflict of interest;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 sub article (1) 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 “Disclosure and Registration of Assets Proclamation No.668 /2010.”
2. Definitions
In this Proclamation, unless the context requires otherwise:
1/ “asset” means any movable or immovable or tangible or intangible property and includes landholdings and debts;
2/ “Commission” means the Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
3/ “ethics liaison unit” means a unit entrusted with the duty to coordinate and advise on ethical issues in a public office or a public enterprise;
4/ “appointee” includes the following:
a) the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers, State Ministers, Deputy Ministers, ommissioners, Director Generals and Deputy Director Generals;
b) Mayors and other appointees of the Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa city administrations;
c) Presidents, Deputy Presidents and judges of regular and municipal courts;
d) appointees of the defense forces and police;
e) ambassadors, heads of consuls and other diplomatic missions;
f) the Auditor General and the Deputy Auditor General;
g) the Governor and Deputy Governor of the National Bank;
h) Members of Board of Directors, Managers and Deputy Managers of Public Enterprises;
i) Presidents and Deputy Presidents of government higher education
5/ “elected person” includes members of :
a) the House of Peoples’ Representatives;
b) the House of the Federation; and
c) the Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa city
administration councils;
6/ “public servant” includes the following:
a) department heads, directors and service
heads of public offices and public
enterprises and other employees
having equivalent or higher ranks;
b) advisors of appointees;
c) employees of public offices performing
licensing, regulating or tax collection
functions, prosecutors, investigators,
traffic police officers; and
d) other employees of public offices and
public enterprises to be specified by
directives of the Commission;
7/ “family” means the spouse or a dependant child, under the age of 18, or an appointee, elected person or a public servant and include a person living together under irregular union and an adopted child;
8/ “close relative” includes ascendants, descendants, siblings and other persons related to an appointee, elected person or a public servant by consanguinity or affinity up to the third degree;
9/ “public office” means any office the budget of which is fully or partially allocated by government and in which legislative, judicial or executive activities of government are performed;
10/ “public enterprise” means any public enterprise or a share company in which the total or part of the holdings is owned by government.
11/ “person” means a natural or juridical person;
12/ any expression in the masculine gender includes the feminine.
3. Scope of Application
This Proclamation shall be applicable to appointees, elected persons and public servants of the Federal Government and the Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa city administrations.

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