PROCLAMATION NO. 605/2008.
PROCLAMATION TO RATIEY THE CONVENTION FOR
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AFRICAN CENTER FOR FERTILIZER DEVELOPMENT
WHEREAS, Member States of the African Union, recognizing that the creation of an African Center for Fertilizer Development would contribute to the prevention of drought and famine and to the improvement of agricultural production, decided to establish the African Center for Fertilizer Development at Harare Zimbabwe, on 2nd June 2006.
WHEREAS, Ethiopia has signed the Convention on 28 December 2007;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the Convention at its session held on the 6th day of November, 2008;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 sub article (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia it is hereby proclaimed as follows:
1. Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as “Convention for the Establishment of the African Center for Fertilizer Development Ratification Proclamation No. 605/2008”
2. Ratification of the Convention
The Convention for the Establishment of the African Center for Fertilizer Development, adopted by the Africa Union on the 2nd day of June 2006 is hereby ratified.
3. Power of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is hereby empowered to undertake all acts necessary for the implementation of the Convention.
4. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force up on the date of publication in the Federal Negarit Gazeta.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 3rd day of December,2008
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA