Thursday, November 30, 2023

Tag: Parliament

Contraband continues to shackle gov’t revenue

MPs demand the identities of the so-called ‘Contrabandists’ The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) revealed that, the likes of tax evasion, fraud and the recently growing role of contrabandists continue to hamper progress of revenue collection of the country.

Minister grilled for not lifting overseas employment ban

Presenting his office’s half-year performance report Thursday, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Abdulfetah Abdulahi was questioned by MPs about the failure to restore overseas employment following the expiration of its ban, which was originally intended to last six months.

Parliament passes bill banning adoption by foreigners

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) Tuesday voted on a draft bill that would ban adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners.

Oromia-Somali crisis continues rocking federal gov’t

Reporting its findings Thursday before parliament, a team investigating deadly border clashes along parts of the border straddling Oromia and the Ethiopian Somali Region revealed that tensions have not yet been fully defused. The violence has left thousands dead, and led to the displacement of more than half a million people.

MPs discuss bill on disposal of hazardous waste

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Tuesday endorsed a new draft proclamation – a bill providing for the management and disposal of hazardous waste. The bill aims at preventing potential harm caused to human health and the environment due to mismanagement of imported and locally produced hazardous waste and chemicals.