PROCLAMATION No. 121/1998 A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY AFTRICAN MARITIME TRANSPORT CHARTER
WHEREAS, Ethiopia had signed the African Maritime Transport Charter;
WHEREAS, it is stipulated in the Charter that the Charter finally enters into force thirty days after the Secretary –General of the OAU has received ratification, or similar, instruments of two-thirds of Member States;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified said Charter at its session held on the 30th day of June, 1998;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 sub-articles (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows;
- Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the “African Maritime Transport Charter Ratification Proclamation No. 121/1998.”
- Ratification of the Charter
The African Maritime Transport Charter, adopted by the Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity at its session held, in Tunis, in June 1994, is hereby ratified.
- Power of the Minister of Transport and Communications
The Minister of Transport and Communications is hereby empowered to undertake all acts necessary for the implementation of the Charter.
This Proclamation shall come into force as of the 30th day of June, 1998.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 30th day of June, 1998.
NEGASO GIDADA (DR.) PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA