WHEREAS, it is found necessary to establish the Tourism Commission;
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 "Tourism Commission Establishment Proclamation No.11/1995."
- to initiate the country's tourism policies and laws and, upon approval, follow up their implementation;
- to publicize the country's resources of tourist attractions to tourists;
- to encourage the development of tourist facilities; license and supervise establishment of tourist facilities which provide tourist facilities in the territories of more than one Regional Governments or which are operated by foreign investors;
- to set the standards of establishments of tourist facilities;
- to collect, compile and disseminate information on the country's tourism;
- to give assistance and advice to Regional Governments with regard to matters relating to tourism;
- to undertake studies with a view to enhancing the development of tourism in the country and establish training institutions as may be necessary.
- to own property, enter into contracts, sue and be sued in its own name;
- to perform such other duties as are conducive for the attainment of its objective.
- a Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner appointed by the Government, and
- the necessary staff.
- The Commissioner shall be the chief executive of the Commission and, as such, shall direct and administer the activities of the Commission.
- Without limiting the generality stated in sub-Article (1)
- exercise the powers and duties of the Commission specified in Article 5 of this Proclamation;
- employ and administer employees of the Commission in accordance with the Federal civil service laws;
- prepare the work programme and budget of the Commission and implement same upon approval;
- effect expenditure in accordance with the approved budget and work programme of the Commission;
- represent the Commission in all its dealings with third parties;
- submit reports on the activities of the Commission.
- The Commission shall keep complete and accurate books of accounts.
- The Commission's books of accounts and financial documents shall be audited annually by the Auditor General or by auditors designated by him.