The Council decides to make structural reforms in federal institutions
(EBC; October 11, 2018) - Ethiopian Council of Ministers discussed and approved the draft law on the restructuring of the executive organs and submitted it to the parliament for approval, according to the information obtained from Fitsum Arega, Chief of staff, Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office.
The proposed draft law aims to establish federal structure that helps to achieve the ongoing reforms and to minimize government expenditures.
The new Cabinet is downsized from 28 to 20, merged some portfolios & created new ones reflecting the government priority
Accordingly; Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Ethiopian Ministry of Industry that have been working as separate entity has now become Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ethiopian Information Communication Technology are decided to be re –structured as Ethiopian Innovation Technology Ministry, Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Construction will be merged as Ministry of Urban and Construction.
Beside to this, the council has also decided to establish a new federal institution-Ethiopian Ministry of Peace- that works for long lasting peace, safeguarding rule of law and for realization of one economic community.
According to the council’s decision Ethiopian Customs and Revenue Authority will be re-structured into Ethiopia’s Revenue Ministry so that it will have two Customs Commissions that work under it.
All state universities, vocational training centers, science and technology institutions that have been working under different Federal Institutions are now re-structured under newly established Ministry of Higher Institutions and Science.