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House endorses draft anti-terrorism bill

A year after it was proposed, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) have passed an anti-terrorism draft bill to amend the anti-terrorism law which has been heavily criticized by various right groups.

MPs urge for more scrutiny over sale of SoEs

A new draft proclamation intending to amend the existing privatization laws has been tabled before the House of People’s Representatives (HPR), with MPs suggesting further scrutiny to identify the advantages and disadvantages of transferring public enterprises and urged to keep some of the public enterprises under the government, based on their respective importance for public advantages.

Draft excise bill to tax imported cars in Ethiopia

In a bid to raise its tax revenue, the Ethiopian Government has tabled a draft excise tax proclamation to the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) that would see a sharp rise in taxation of second-hand imported vehicles, which could go as high as 500 percent.

Draft proclamation opens new doors for foreign investors

A new draft bill, intending to amend the existing investment proclamation has been tabled before the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR). The latest bill proposes amending provisions that would offer more opportunities for foreign investors, who seek to jump into local investment areas including the ones preserved to local investors.

Government targets hate speech, disinformation

Aimed at controlling and deterring the spread of hate speech and disinformation among the society by, “irresponsible activists,” the government has tabled a draft bill before the House of People’s representatives (HPR), a week after it was first endorsed by the Council of Ministers (CoM).

Standing Committee criticizes MoF over souring inflation

The Budget and Finance Standing Committee of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) lambasted the Ministry of Finance (MoF), over its handling of inflation and soring living costs, which they say has affected citizens across the country.

Orbis wins bid to supply 24 mln birr TV equipment to HPR

With a view of improving filming and documentation of legislators in session, the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has awarded a private company to deliver a 24 million birr worth HD cameras, to go on air in a few months, The Reporter has learnt.