A Proclamation to Approve the State of Emergency Proclamation No. 3-2020

Proclamation No…. /2020

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A Proclamation to Approve the State of Emergency Proclamation No. 3/2020 Enacted to Counter and Control the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Its Impact

Since a state of emergency to counter and control the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact has been proclaimed by the Council of Ministers on April……/2020;

Since this state of emergency proclamation has been considered and approved by the House of Peoples’ Representatives on…. 2020 in accordance with Article 93(3);

In accordance with the FDRE Constitution Articles 93(3) and 55(8), this state of emergency has been proclaimed.

Article 1 – Short Title

This  Proclamation  may be  cited  as  the  “A  Proclamation  to  Approve  the  State  of  Emergency Proclamation  Enacted  to  Counter  and  Control  the  Spread  of  COVID-19  and  Mitigate  Its Impact Proclamation No. 3/2020.”

Article 2 – Approval of the State of Emergency Proclamation

The state of emergency proclamation enacted to counter and control the spread of covid-19 and mitigate its impact, proclamation no. 3/2020 is hereby approved.

Article 3 – A State of Emergency Inquiry Board

1)   A  State  of  Emergency  Inquiry  Board  having  the  powers  and  responsibilities  provided under Article 93(6) of the FDRE Constitution is here by been established in relation to the Proclamation to Approve the State of Emergency Proclamation Enacted to Counter and Control the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Its Impact.

2)   The  House  of  Peoples’  Representatives  shall  assign  seven  members  to  serve  in  the inquiry board.

 

Article 4 – Powers and Responsibilities of Chairperson of the Board

The Chairperson of the board shall;

1)   Lead the board;

2)   Oversee and follow up the overall activities of the board;

3)   Assign support staff necessary for the activities of the board;

4)   Represent the board in its relation with third parties.

Article 5 – Powers and Responsibilities of the Deputy Chairperson of the Board

The Deputy Chairperson of the board shall;

1)   Act on behalf of the Chairperson in his absence;

2)   Carry out activities entrusted to him by the Chairperson and the Board.

Article 6 – Powers and Responsibilities of the Deputy Chairperson of the Board

The  Board  shall  have  its  Headquarters  in  Addis  Ababa  and  may open  branch  offices  in  other places as necessary.

Article 7 – Budget and Human Resources

The human resource, budget and office space necessary for the Board to undertake its activities shall be provided by the Secretariat of the House of Peoples’ Representatives.

Article 8 –  Board Quorum and Decision Making

1)   The Board shall have a quorum if more than half of its members are present.

2)   Decisions of the Board shall be passed by a majority vote of members present and voting.

3)   In case of a tie, the vote of the Board Chairperson shall break the tie.

Article 9 – Effective Date

This Proclamation shall be effective for five months from …….2020.

Done at Addis Ababa…. April 2020.

Sahle-Work Zewde

PRESDIENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

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