PROCLAMATION NO. 22/1996
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;
 
1. Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the "Mining (Amendment) Proclamation No. 22/1996." 2. Amendment The Mining Proclamation No. 52/1993 is hereby amended as follows: 1) The clause "may acquire without cost a participation interest of up to ten percent" in the first sentence of Article 44 is hereby deleted and replaced by the clause "shall acquire without cost a participation interest of two percent." 2) Sub-Article (1) of Article 46 is hereby deleted and replaced by the following new sub-Article (1):
"(1) The power to issue artisanal mining license and construction minerals mining license undertaken by domestic investors is vested in the Mines and Energy Bureau of National/Regional Self-Governments; while prospecting, exploration and mining licenses for all other mining operations shall be issued by the Ministry, subject to regulations approved by the Council of Ministers in respect of combined and mining licenses."
3. Effective Date This proclamation shall enter into force as of the 15th day of February, 1996.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 15th day of February, 1996.
 
NEGASO GIDADA (DR.)
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

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