PROCLAMATION NO. 355/2003
A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE BAMAKO CONVENTION ON THE BAN OF THE IMPORT INTO AFRICA AND THE CONTROL OF TRANSBOUNDARY MOVEMENTS AND MANAGEMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTES WITHIN AFRICA
WHEREAS, the Bamako Convention on the Ban of the import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movements and Management of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa was adopted on 30 January, 1991;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia ratified the Bamako Convention at its session held on the 3rd day of July, 2003;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Articles 55(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 the “Bamako Convention Ratification Proclamation No. 355/2003”
2. Ratification of the Convention
The Bamako Convention on the Ban of the import into Africa and the Control of Transboundary Movements and Management of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa, adopted on the 30th day of January, 1991, is hereby ratified.
3. Responsibility of the Environmental Protection Authority
The Environmental Protection Authority is hereby authorized to take, in cooperation with the appropriate Federal, Regional and City Government organs, actions necessary to implement the Convention.
4. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the 3rd day of July, 2003.
Done at Addis Ababa this 3rd day of July, 2003
GIRMA WOLDE GIORGIS
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPI