The Seventh Criminal Bench of the Federal First Instance Court at Lideta gave three years and seven months of rigorous imprisonment each to three persons who were found guilty of attempting to commit a homosexual act on a minor. The court passed the sentence yesterday on the three defendants Efreme Birku, 21, Birhanu Aytenfisu, 35, and Getahun Demeke, 31, who were charged by the Federal prosecutors ten days ago on a count of attempting to commit a homosexual act on a 13-year-old minor.
According to the charge, the three defendants took the victim to a room where they work as security after showing him a pornographic movie by the phone of the third defendant, Getahun Demeke. The victim was asking what they were doing after they made him loose his pants and realized what they were doing after he heard one of the defendants saying he was next, the charge read. They threw the victim out because he screamed the charge also read.
The court passed the guilty verdict on Thursday after only hearing prosecutors witnesses because the defendants failed to present defense witnesses though they pleaded not guilty, the verdict read.
The first witness of the prosecutors, who is the victim himself, testified to the court by explaining what the defendants tried to do to him and he also testified that he told his mother, who was out when she heard him scream, what happened, the verdict read.
The second witness of prosecutors, who is the mother of the victim, testified to the court that he she found her son without his pants right after she heard him scream and that told her what the defendants did to him, according to the verdict. The testimony of the third prosecutor’s witness was the same as the testimony of the victim’s mother, the verdict read.
Because the testimony of all the witnesses was consistent and the defendants failed to defend the charge brought against them, the court found all the defendants guilty as charged, the verdict read.
The federal Prosecutors presented their aggravating circumstance requesting the court to give a heavier penalty because they committed the offence in complicity with one another, according to the verdict. The defendants also presented extenuating circumstances which state that two of them have children and all of them are the sole providers of their families, the verdict read.
Leikun Berhanu, the veteran banker who had served as president of Awash International Bank, one of the pioneer private banks in the country, for more than 14 years was found guilty yesterday together with eight other former official of the bank by the Sixth Criminal Bench of the Federal First Instance Court at Arada. Leikun and the other eight defendants were charged for foreign currency mismanagement, following the National Bank of Ethiopia’s (NBE) decision to relieve the president of his post and a subsequent probe into the matter.
According to the investigation, the bank was found, in breach of NBE’s directive on foreign asset management, with holding in reserve USD 28.9 million (later revised down to USD 25 million), which is in excess of the legal limit stated in directive, between December 2009 and January 2010.
Proclamation No. 216 /2000
A PROCLAMATION TO AMEND THE PROPERTY
MORTGAGED OR PLEDGED WITH BANKS PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS it has become necessary to amend the Property Mortgaged or Pledged with Banks Proclamation No. 97/1998;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55/1/ 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 “Property Mortgaged or Pledged with Banks (Amendment) Proclamation No. 216/2000”.
The Property Mortgaged or Pledged with Banks Proclamation No.
97/1998 is hereby amended as follows:
1/ The correction made to Article 3 of the Proclamation under paragraph (1) of Corrigendum No. 1/1998 is hereby deleted and the phrase “or if no buyer appears at the second auction, to acquire the property at the floor price set for the first auction and have the ownership of the property transferred to it” is inserted after the word ” buyer” on the eighth line of the Article.
2/ The correction made to Article 4 of the Proclamation under paragraph (2) of Corrigendum No. 1/1998 is hereby deleted and the phrase ” or if no buyer appears at the second auction, it may acquire the property at the floor price set for the first auction and have the ownership of the property transferred to it ” is added after the word “buyer” at the end of the Article.
2. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall come into force as of the 6th day of July, 2000.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 6th day of July,2000.
NEGASO GIDADA (DR.)
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to provide nationalized public schools with the management and administration of appropriate Organs established under the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to re- organize the administration of public schools so that the provision of education in public schools follow the curriculum adopted by the respective region or city administration in which they are situated (and) as well as to make the quality of education they provide meet the national standard.
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to provide public schools with a new structural organization with a view of improving the level of education they provide, to guarantee the rights and benefits of teachers thereof and designed to render a better service to the society;
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to a mend the strengthening of the management and Administration of Schools Proclamation;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby Proclaimed as follows:
- Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the “Strengthening of the Management and Administration of Schools (Amendment) Proclamation No. 217/2000.”
1/ the Stengtheming of the Management and Administration of School Proclamation No 260/ 1984 is hereby amended as follows:
- the powers and duties given to the Ministry and Minister of Education respectively with respect to the Management and Administration of Public Schools is transferred to the Organs referred to in Article 3 of this Proclamation;
- Articles 14-25, 28,29 and 30 are repealed.
2/ The Public Schools Employment Regulations (Legal Notice No. 85/1984) issued pursuant to the Strengthening of the Management and Administration of Schools Proclamation No. 260/1984 is repealed.
1.Power to Issue Regulations
Councils of National /Regional Governments and Councils of City Administrations accountable to the federal government may issue regulations with respect to the administration and management, the educational curriculum, the employment and administration of teachers in public schools situated in their respective region; and supervise the implementation of same
2. Power to Issue Directives
Education Bearaux of National/Regional/ Governments and City administrations may issue directives to implement regulations to be issued by their respective Councils of National governments and city administrations.
Public schools shall be accountable to the respective education bearau of the regional/national governments and city administration where they are situated.
4. Transfer of Rights and Obligation
The rights and obligations of public schools, Committees established under Proclamation No. 260/1984 are pursuant to directives to be issued, transferred to the appropriate organs referred to in Article 3 of this Proclamation.
5. Transitional Provisions
The Public schools Committees established under Proclamation 260/1984 to administer Public Schools shall continue to serve in accordance with the prevailing practice until the Organs to administer Public schools are established pursuant to Article 3 of this Proclamation.
Any law or practice inconsistent with respect to subject matters covered under (by) this proclamation shall be of no effect.
- Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the 6th day of July, 2000.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 6th day of July, 2000.
NEGASO GIDADA (DR.)
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA