House envisions being an exemplary institution in Africa through advanced multi-party parliamentary democracy practice by the year, 2023.
1 - Legislating laws that contribute to the democratic system building, thrive of good governance and peace, and socio-economic development;
2 - Monitoring and supervising the proper implementation of bills enacted by the House, government policies and plans, ensuring allocated resources benefiting the public;
3 - Implementing a procedure and a system that helps to consolidate the multi-party parliamentary democracy and ensure just and fair participation in the duties of the House.
1 - Obedience to the constitution and the public,
2 - Respect the supremacy of law,
3 - Tolerance and consensus,
4 - Transparency, positive thinking, participatory and accountability,
5 - Adherence to efficient and effective work
Duties of the Parliament
The House shall have the powers and duties granted to it under Articles 55, Article 70(1), Article 79(4)(c), Article 82(2)(c), Article 101, Article 102, Article 103 and Article 104 of the Constitution and shall include: a) legislating; b) ratifying the federal government budget; c) over sighting and controlling governmental bodies and taking measures where necessary; d) establishing and organizing different committees and other necessary structures of the House; e)...
The first Ethiopian parliament was opened in Nov. 3, 1931 after Emperor Haile Sillassie-I had proclaimed his first constitution in July, 1931. From this time onwards, parliament as political institution has been established in Ethiopia even so the practice varies across regimes. This text tries to present the nature of parliaments introduced by three Ethiopian governments which ruled over the country.