PROCLAMATION NO. 118/1998 A PROCLAMATION TO AMEND THE MINING PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to amend the Mining 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;
This Proclamation may be cited as the “Mining (Amendment) Proclamation No. 118/1998.”
The Mining Proclamation No. 52/1993 is hereby amended as follows:
1. Article 40 of the Proclamation is deleted and replaced by the following new Article 40:
“40 Rates of surface rentals agreed upon, with investors, in the Mining Agreements before the issuance of this Amendment Proclamation shall remain unchanged.”
2. Article 46 sub-Article (1) (as amended) is hereby further amended as follows;
“1. The Power to issue artisanal mining, prospecting, exploration and small-scale mining as well as construction minerals mining licenses undertaken exclusively by domestic investors is vested in the National/Regional states; while licenses for all other mining operations shall be issued by the Ministry, subject to directives to be given by the Council of Ministers in respect of combined and mining licenses.”
3. Sub-Article 2(f) of Article 46 is deleted and replaced by the following new sub-Article 2(f):
“f) The Ministry shall have the power to collect and audit royalties and other payments on large-scale mining operations;”
This Proclamation shall come into force as of the 23rd day of June, 1998.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 23rd day of June, 1998.
NEGASO GIDADA (DR.) PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA