Draft Laws

Ethiopian Institution of the Ombudsman Establishment (Amendment) Draft Proclamation

PROCLAMATION NO. …. A PROCLAMATION TO AMEND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ETHIOPIAN INSTITUTION OF THE OMBUDSMAN

WHEREAS, it is provided in the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia the conduct of affairs of the government shall be transparent and that any public official shall be accountable for failure in official duties,

WHEREAS, the inter-linkage of the activities, and of decision-making powers of executive organs of government with the daily lives and the rights of citizens is an ever-increasing and widening circumstance and it is necessary to make sure that government Executive organs act within constitutional parameters,

Cognizant of the necessity of preserving and consolidating past achievements and positive practices pertaining to awareness creation, supervision and investigation while removing legal impediments that hinder executing remedies provided by the Ethiopian Institution of Ombudsman,

WHEREAS, it is also found necessary to make nomination and appointment process of ombudsman participatory and transparent in addition to making improvements to provisions related to the structure of the institution, hiring and management of staff and investigation procedure independent, in order to enhance public trust, acceptance and effectiveness of the institution;

Aware, engagement of private companies in the economic development of the country have been increasing through time and it is necessary to investigate cases lodged against private companies NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with sub-Articles (1) and (15) of Article 55 of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia; it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

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