Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Tag: Parliament

Ending parliamentary boycott, MPs endorse bills

Resuming its regular session on Thursday after a two-week-long boycott that was followed by a meeting on Monday with Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) approved two new draft proclamations and referred one draft proclamation and one draft regulation to pertinent standing committees.

House in virtual recess demanding PM appearance

It has now been almost two weeks since the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) convened a regular session in what The Reporter has learnt is due to failure to form the required quorum after some MPs allegedly boycotted sessions, demanding that the prime minister give the house a briefing on  crises unfolding in the country.

House passes bill with record abstention votes

Women to enjoy extended maternal leaveIn an unusual move, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) on Tuesday set a new record of abstention votes...

Commercial, Criminal Procedure codes tabled for revision after six decades

The Office of Attorney General on Wednesday announced that it has presented the long-awaited draft laws of the revised Commercial Code and the Criminal Procedure Code to the Council of Ministers.

PM defends delayed intervention by federal forces

Blames trade competition, contrabandists for Oromia-Somali clashes Regional police to be restructured Appearing before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) Thursday to respond to questions MPs raised on remarks made earlier by President Mulatu Teshome (PhD) while opening the current session of parliament, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn defended federal forces accused of dragging their feet in dealing with violent clashes that have rocked the nation since early September.