A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SPORTS COMMISSION
WHEREAS the promotion of sports makes significant contributions to communities, especially the youth to maintain healthy physique and brain, and thereby facilitate their active participation in the nation building, to strengthen the solidarity of the nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia, and to strengthen the country’s regional and international relations;
WHEREAS it has become necessary to organize an autonomous federal institution to promote, support and regulate sport activities;
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 “Sports Commission Establishment Proclamation No. 692/2010″.
1/The Sports Commission (hereinafter the “Commission”) is hereby established as an autonomous federal government organ having its own legal personality.
2/ The Commission shall be accountable to the Prime
3. Head Office
The Commission shall have its head office in Addis Ababa and may have branches elsewhere, as may be necessary.
The objectives of the Commission shall be to promote community based sports and to encourage outstanding sports persons.
5. Powers and Duties of the Commission
The Commission shall have the powers and duties to:
1/prepare the country’s sport policy, and implement same upon approval;
2/enable the public to participate in and benefit from sports for all and traditional sports, and ensure the creation of conducive conditions for the participation of disabled persons in sport activities;
3/collaborate with the concerned bodies to produce trained manpower in the field of sports;
4/promote the expansion of sports facilities and centers;
5/facilitate the supply of adequate sportswear and equipment in cooperation with the concerned organs;
6/organize sports medical facilities in cooperation with the appropriate bodies, and adopt systems for controlling doping practices;
7/issue directives governing the establishment of sports associations; register and support associations operating at the national level;
8/devise mechanisms for the establishment of national sports development fund, and implement same upon approval;
9/without prejudice to the power of other organs to issue business licenses in accordance with the law, authorize sports associations to engage in income generating activities which are consistent with their objectives with a view to meet their financial requirements;
10/provide necessary support in organizing and conducting national and international sport games;
11/own property, enter into contracts, sue and be sued in its own name;
12/perform such other functions as are conducive to the attainment of its objectives.
6. Organization of the Commission
The Commission shall have:
1/ a Federal Sports Council (hereinafter “the
2/ a Commissioner and, as may be necessary,
Deputy Commissioners appointed by the government; and
3/ the necessary staff.
7. Members of the Council
The Council shall have the following members:
1/ the Commissioner ————– Chairperson
2/ the representative of the Ministry of Education…………………………Member
3/ the representative of the Ministry of Health ——————-”
4/ the representative of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism —————-”
5/ the representative of the Ministry of National Defense ——————- “
6/ the representative of the Federal Police ——————-”
7/ the representatives of the appropriate regional organs ———…………. Members
8/ representatives of sports associations operating at the national level ————– “
9/ the representative of Ethiopian Trade Unions Confederation ————— Member
8. Meetings of the Council
1/The Council shall hold regular meetings twice every year; provided, however, that it may hold an extraordinary meeting whenever necessary.
2/There shall be a quorum where the majority of the members are present at a meeting of the Council.
3/Decisions of the Council shall be passed by majority votes; in case of a tie, the Chairperson shall have a casting vote.
4/Without prejudice to the provisions of this Article, the Council may adopt its own rules of procedure.
9. Powers and Duties of the Council
The Council shall have the powers and duties to:
1/deliberate on and forward proposals for the promotion of sports;
2/deliberate on and forward recommendations on policy issues to be submitted to the government relating to sports;
3/approve directives to be issued by the Commission pursuant to Article 5(7) of this Proclamation.
10. Powers and Duties of the Commissioner
1/The Commissioner shall be the chief executive officer of the Commission and, as such, shall direct and administer the activities of the Commission.
2/ Without limiting the generality stated in sub-article (1) of this Article, the Commissioner shall:
a)exercise the powers and duties of the Commission specified in Article 5 of this Proclamation;
b)employ and administer employees of the Commission in accordance with the federal civil service laws;
c)prepare the work programme and budget of the Commission and implement same upon approval;
d) effect expenditure in accordance with the approved budget and work programme of the Commission;
e)represent the Commission in all its dealings with third parties;
f)submit audit reports and reports on the activities of the Commission to the government.
3/The Commissioner may delegate part of his powers and duties to other officials and employees of the Commission to the extent necessary for the efficient performance of the activities of the Commission.
The budget of the Commission shall be allocated by the government.
12. Books of Accounts
1/The Commission shall keep complete and accurate books of accounts.
2/The books of accounts and financial documents of the Commission shall be audited annually by the Federal Auditor General or by auditors assigned by him.
13. Transfer of Rights and Obligations
The rights and obligations of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, established under Article 9(16) of Proclamation No. 471/2005, other than those relating to youth affairs are hereby transferred to the Commission.
14. Effective Date.
This Proclamation shall enter into force up on the date of publication in the Federal Negarit Gazeta.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 27th day of October, 2010
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA