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New Proclamations and Regulations 2013/14

Click the link below to access all 2013/4 proclamations

2013/4 proclamations

Proclamations

Proclamation No. 808/2013 Information Network Security Agency Re-establishment Proclamation DOWNLOAD

Proclamation No. 810/2013 Energy Proclamation DOWNLOAD

Proclamation No. 811/2013 Trucks Demurrage Proclamation DOWNLOAD

Proclamation No. 812/2013 Export – Import Bank of China Loan Agreement Periods Additional Loan for Addis Ababa Adama Toll Motorway Design and Build and a Loan for Addis Ababa Toll Motorway Phase II Project Ratification Proclamation DOWNLOAD

Proclamation No. 815/2013 Bilateral Air Service Agreement Between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the Republic of Senegal Ratification Proclamation DOWNLOAD

Proclamation No. 818/2014  Urban Land Registration Proclamation DOWNLOAD
Proclamation 823/2014 International Development Association Financing Agreement for Financing the Second General Education Improvement Project II, Ratification Proclamation DOWNLOAD

Proclamation 824/2014 International Development Association Financing Agreement for Financing the Sustainable Land Management Project II , Ratification Proclamation DOWNLOAD 

 

 

Regulations

 

Regulation No. 298/2013 Public Service Employee’s Transport Service Enterprise Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation DOWNLOAD

Regulation No. 299/2013 Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Council of Ministers Regulation DOWNLOAD

Regulation No. 300/2013 Insurance Fund Administration Agency Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation DOWNLOAD

Regulation No. 301/20 13 Ethiopian Public Health Institute Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation DOWNLOAD

Regulation No. 302/2013 Ethiopian Electric Power Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation DOWNLOAD

Regulation No. 303/2013 Ethiopian Electric Utility Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation DOWNLOAD

 

Govrnment ownership of urban lands and extra urban houses proclamation no. 47 of 1975

There are some who compare the recently enacted PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR LEASE HOLDING OF URBAN LANDS Proclamation No. 721 with the landmark law enacted by the then military governmentGovernment ownership of urban lands and extra urban houses proclamation no. 47 of 1975.” But, is there any unity of purpose and similarity in content approach between these two laws? For any one intersted in making a comparative study, I have uploaded the English version here.

You can also find the previous land lease proclamation to provide for the lease holding of urban lands proclamation no. 80 of 1993.

Government ownership of urban lands and extra urban houses proclamation no. 47 of 1975  DOWNLOAD

A proclamation to provide for the lease holding of urban lands proclamation no. 80 of 1993  DOWNLOAD

A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR LEASE HOLDING OF URBAN LANDS Proclamation No. 721

Proclamation No. 721/2004

A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR LEASE HOLDING OF URBAN LANDS

 WHEREAS it is provided by Article 40 of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia that land is the property of the State and the people of Ethiopia and that its use shall be subject to specific regulation by law;

 WHEREAS the sustained rapid economic growth registered across sectors and regions in the country has steadily and exponentially increased the demand for urban land, and such development requires prudent and responsive land resources management;

 WHEREAS the prevalence of good governance is a foundational institutional requisite for the development of an efficient, effective, equitable and well functioning  land and landed property market, the sustenance of a robust free market economy and for building transparent and accountable land administration system that ensures the rights and obligations of the lessor and the lessee;

 NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with sub-article 2(a) of Article 55 of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is herby proclaimed as follows:

1. Short Title

This Proclamation may be cited as the “Urban Lands Lease Holding Proclamation No.721/2004

2. Definitions

In this Proclamation unless the context otherwise requires:

1/ “lease” means a system of land tenure by which the use right of urban land is acquired under a contract of  a definite period;

2/ “urban land” means land located within an administrative boundary of an  urban center;

3/ “urban center” means any locality having a municipal administration or a population size of 2000 or more inhabitants of which at least 50% of its labor force is, primarily, engaged in non-agricultural activities;

4/ “region” means any state referred to under Article 47(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia;

5/ “city administration” means the Addis Ababa City Administration or the Dire Dawa Administrative Council;

6/ “appropriate body” means a body of a region or a city administration vested with the power to administer and develop urban land;

7/ “public interest” means the use of land defined as such by the decision of  the appropriate body in conformity with urban plan in order to ensure the interest of the people to acquire direct or indirect benefits from the use of the land and to consolidate sustainable socio-economic development;

8/ “urban plan” means structural plan, local development plan or basic plan of an urban center including annexed descriptive documents which are  legally endorsed by the authorized body and have legally binding effect;

9/ “tender” means a modality of land use right transfer applied for  providing urban land on lease to the highest bidder on the basis of market and competitive parameters;

10/ “allotment” means a modality of land use right transfer applied for  providing urban lands by lease to institutions that could not be accommodated by way of tender;

11/  “lease benchmark price” means the threshold price determined by taking into account the cost of infrastructural development, demolition cost as well as compensation to be paid to displaced persons in case of built up areas, and other relevant factors;

12/  “grace period” means a time frame that a lessee is relieved from payment after effecting the advance payment and before the commencement of the annual lease payment;

13/ “construction start-up” means the construction of at least the foundation and erection  of  re-enforcement  bars  to  cast   columns  of the planned construction;

14/ “completion of foundation” means the construction phase whereby the building site is dug, reinforcement concrete is filled in and its floor is completed and erection of its first wall is started;

15/ “half-completion of construction” means:

a) in the case of a villa, completion of foundation, columns and top beam;

b) in the case of a multi-story building, completion of foundation and 50% of the total number of floor slabs;

c) in the case of a real estate development, completion of the construction phase referred to, as the case may be, in paragraph (a) or (b) of sub-article (1) of this Article relating to the entire blocks.

16/ “completion of construction” means the full completion of a building and installation of basic utilities in accordance with the plan and make it ready for use;

17/ “old possession” means a plot of land  legally acquired before the urban center entered into the leasehold system or a land provided as compensation in kind to persons evicted  from   old settlements;

18/ “manufacturing industry premise” means plots of  land reserved, developed or allotted, in accordance with the land use plan, for use of manufacturing industries;

19/ “mega real estate” means a housing development involving the construction of at least 1,000 residential units with a view to alleviating the shortage of housing in urban centers;

20/ “projects having especial national significance” means projects having outstanding contributions in the success of the country’s growth and transformation, or projects which, in the course of expanding the country’s cooperative relations with other governments, are intended to lay strong foundation for  the relations between the countries;

21/ “Ministry” means the Ministry of Urban Development and Construction;

22/ “person” means any natural or juridical person;

23/  any expression in the masculine gender includes the feminine.

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pre-1995 Ethiopian legislations

Now it seems relatively easy to get acess to the soft copy of Ethiopian legislations on the internet. There are some local and foreign sites maintaing a database of ethiopian laws. The federal Supereme court for instance, has uploaded ethiopian laws on its web site. Unfortunately you will not get laws issued in the past two years. They simply uploaded the collection of laws and codes that was first released through a CD. A very good place to look for ethiopian laws is the official site of the House of Peoples Representatives. But still there are some unfortunate news about the parliament’s web sites. Firstly the site is limited to providing laws issued by parliament i.e. Proclamations. Therefore it is not an option to find Regulations, Codes and Directives. Secondly, most of the time it is difficult to acess the website.

You can also acess all proclamation, directives, Codes and regulations on this blog (Ethiopian Legal Brief) just go to the Federal Laws page and click on any of the items of your choice. ( Click here to the laws page)

One problem generally applicable to all sites is that there is no single source providing a comprehensive and compele list of all ethiopian laws starting from the Imperial era. All the ethiopian laws available on a CD or on the internet start from Proclamation no. 1/1995. In some cases it is even difficult to get the hard copy of these laws.

For those of you who are in need of pre -proc no.1/95 ethiopian legislations, you can view, download or print some of them by following the links below.