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
"(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."
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA