COUNCIL OF MINISTERS REGULATION TO
ESTABLISH THE METALS INDUSTRY
This Regulation is issued by the Council of Ministers pursuant to Articles 5 and 34 of the Definition of Powers and Duties of the Executive Organs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Proclamation No. 471/2005 (as amended by Proclamation No. 603/2008).
1. Short Title
This Regulation may be cited as the “Metals Industry Development Institute Establishment Council of Ministers Regulation No. 182/2010”
In this Regulation:
1. “Ministry” means the Ministry of Trade and Industry;
2. “industry” and “manufacturing activity” shall have the definitions given to them by sub-articles (1) and (12) of Article 2 of the Commercial Registration and Business Licensing Proclamation No. 67/1997;
3. “product development” means generating and disseminating new products and technologies through reverse engineering or innovation;
4. “production process” means sequence of operation in manufacturing activity
5. “metals industry” means an industry engaged in the manufacturing of metals from metallic ores to be used as inputs in the manufacturing of various metallic products;
6. “engineering industry” means an industry engaged in the manufacturing of capital goods, accessories, parts, tools and other metallic goods that are made from metals through engineering;
7. “scrap metals” means scraps from metals or engineering industry or metal components of discarded industrial machinery, military or civil equipments or vehicles, or accessories or parts thereof or abandoned metals;
8. Any expression in the masculine gender includes the feminine.
1. The Metals Industry Development Institute (hereinafter the “Institute”) is hereby established as an autonomous federal government office having its own legal personality.
2. The Institute shall be accountable to the Ministry.
4. Head Office
The Institute shall have its Head Office in Addis Ababa and may have branch offices elsewhere, as may be necessary.
5. Objectives of the Institute
The objectives of the Institute shall be to facilitate the development and transfer of metals and engineering industries technologies, and to enable the industries become competitive and beget rapid development.
6. Powers and Duties of the Institute
The Institute shall have the following powers and duties to:
1. formulate policies, strategies and programs that assist in the facilitation of the development of metals and engineering industries and implement the same upon approval;
2. collect, analyze, organize and transfer to the sector’s data center and disseminate to users, as may be appropriate, data necessary for the development of metals and engineering industries;
3. prepare and disseminate project profiles that may be helpful in expanding investments in the metals and engineering industries; conduct feasibility studies for those investors desiring to engage in the sector; follow up project implementation and provide remedies concerning problems encountered during implementation;
4. advise investors desiring to engage in the metals and engineering industries sector on the selection of technology, negotiation, construction, erection and commissioning;
5. prepare and conduct practical trainings on technology, technical matters, marketing and management and other tailor made trainings, that assist the development and competitiveness of the metals and engineering industries sector; and issue certificates to trainees;
6. conduct studies and researches to promote the development of the metals and engineering industries;
7. provide support and consultancy services concerning production process, production planning and quality control;
8. cooperate with government and private institutions with similar objectives, locally and abroad; and encourage similar co-operations between private institutions;
9. undertake benchmarking studies that facilitate the development and competitiveness of the metals and engineering industries and assist those conducting similar activity in the sector.
10. deliver testing services to metals and engineering industries products;
11. extend support in the creation of input and output linkage;
12. undertake studies to install a system of scrap metals transaction and follow up the implementation of the same upon approval; support smelting and refining activities of economically viable and feasible iron ores and related minerals.
13. identify technologies that can be developed and undertake product development activities;
14. cooperate with universities on product development and human resource development conduct joint research and assist in the strengthening of local research capacity in the sector;
15. conduct market study for metals and engineering industries products;
16. deliver its services to users at one stop shop;
17. collect, as may be appropriate, fees for services it renders;
18. own property, enter into contracts and sue and be sued in its own name;
19. perform such other activities as are conducive to the attainment of its objectives.
7. Organization of the Institute
The Institute shall have:
1. an Advisory Council;
2. a Director General to be appointed by the government; and
3. the necessary staff.
8. Members of the Advisory Council
1. The Chairperson and members of the Advisory Council shall be drawn from the appropriate government offices and the private sector and appointed by the government.
2. The number of members of the Advisory Council shall be determined as required.
9. Duties of the Advisory Council
The Advisory Council shall:
1. advice the Institute on its activities;
2. evaluate, and forward its recommendation on, policies, strategies, plans, studies and researches formulated with the view to facilitate the development of the metals and engineering industries;
3. forwards its opinions on capacity building programmes;
4. evaluate the implementation of the plans of the Institute every three months and submit reports to the Ministry.
10. Meetings of the Advisory Council
1. The Advisory Council shall meet every three months, and may hold meetings in the mean time on matters of urgency.
2. There shall be a quorum where the majority of the members of the council are present at a meeting.
11. Powers and Duties of the Director General
1. The Director General shall be the chief executive officer of the Institute and shall, direct and administer the activities of the Institute.
2. Without limiting the generality of sub-article (1) of this Article, the Director General shall:
a) exercise the powers and duties of the Institute specified under Article 6 of this Regulation;
b) employ and administer personnel of the Institute in accordance with directives to be approved by the government following the basic principles of the federal civil service laws;
c) prepare and submit to the Ministry the strategic plan, annual plan, work programme and budget of the Institute and implement the same upon approval;
d) effect payments in accordance with the approved budget and work programme of the Institute;
e) represent the Institute in its dealings with third parties;
f) prepare and submit to the Ministry the performance and financial reports of the Institute.
3. The Director General may delegate part of his powers and duties to the employees of the Institute to the extent necessary for the effective performance of the activities of the Institute.
12. Budget of the Institute
The Budget of the institute shall be allocated by the government.
13. Books of Accounts
1. The Institute shall keep complete and accurate books of accounts.
2. The books of accounts and financial documents of the Institute shall be audited annually by the Auditor General or an Auditor assigned by him.
14. Effective Date
This Regulation shall come into force on the date of publication in the Federal Negarit Gazeta.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 7th Day of June, 2010.
PRIME MINISTER OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA