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Proclamation for the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Council of Ministers/House of Peoples Representatives, Ethiopia

A proclamation to pronounce the coming into effect of the constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. This aligns with the ratification by the Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples of Ethiopia through their elected representatives on the 8th day of December 1994.

Ethiopia 1995 Democracy and Governance

The Amended Electoral Law of Ethiopia Proclamation

Council of Ministers/House of Peoples Representatives, Ethiopia

This is a proclamation to amend the electoral law of Ethiopia. This is essential to enable the “nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia exercise their right to self administration without any discrimination through their representatives elected in a direct and free election”.

Ethiopia 2007 Democracy and Governance

The Revised Political Parties Registration Proclamation

Council of Ministers/House of Peoples Representatives, Ethiopia

This proclamation explores the provision of right and duty of citizens when forming political parties and acting as members of political parties. It seeks to provide basic principles to be followed by political parties to enable them act upon having legal personality.

Ethiopia 2008 Democracy and Governance

The African Charter on Democracy, Election, and Governance Ratification Proclamation

Council of Ministers/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia

This 2008 proclamation, numbered 613, ratifies the African charter on democracy, election, and governance. This is in line with the adoption of the charter at the “8th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union at its Session held in Addis Ababa
on 30 January 2007”.

Ethiopia 2008 Democracy and Governance

Proclamation on the Electoral Code of Conduct for Political Parties

Council of Ministers/House of Peoples Representatives, Ethiopia

“The 662nd proclamation of 2009 highlights the drive to provide an electoral code of conduct for political parties, candidates, members and supporters of political parties. This is to ensure that subsequent elections, which draw lessons from previous elections, are transparent, free, legitimate, fair, peaceful, democratic and acceptable by the people”.

Ethiopia 2009 Democracy and Governance

United Nations Convention against Corruption Ratification Proclamation

Council of Ministers/Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia

This 2007 proclamation, numbered 514, ratifies the United Nations convention against corruption. This is in line with the adoption of the charter at “the United Nations Convention at Merida, Mexico, on December 9 2003”.

Ethiopia 2007 Democracy and Governance

Presidential (Transition) Act, 2012

Ghana, Government

This is an Act to establish arragements for the political transfer of administration from one democratically elected president to another democratically elected president, to provide for the regulation of the political transfer of power and for related matters.

Ghana 2012 Democracy and Governance

The Political Parties Law Act 574, (2000)

Electoral Commission Ghana, Ghana

Thid document is divided into two sections. The first section contains the following parts: Part I- Founding and Registration of political parties; Part II- operation of political parties; Part III- funding of political parties. Section is law that guides the public and political party office holders on declaration of assets.

Ghana 2000 Democracy and Governance

Ghana Presidential Elections Law

Electoral Commission Ghana, Ghana

This document provides details on qualification for election as president, qualifications and disqualifications of vice president, election of president, among others.

Ghana 1992 Democracy and Governance

Chieftaincy Act

Ghana, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning

There is the “National House of Chiefs”, and among them, the Act identifies different titles of those chiefs and their functions.

Ghana 2008 Democracy and Governance

Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands Act

Ghana, Local Government and Rural Development

The act establishes the Office of the Administrator of Stool Lands and provides for the administration of Stool Lands. The office is responsible for the management of the stool land account and the funds contained therein.

Ghana 1994 Democracy and Governance

Local Government Service Act

Ghana, Local Government and Rural Development

The act establishes the Local Government Service with the broad aim of ensuring effctive and efficient administration and management of local government services in Ghana.

Ghana 2003 Democracy and Governance

Local Governance Act

Ghana, Local Government and Rural Development

The nine hundred and thirty sixth Act of the Parliament of Ghana sets out to: “establish an efficient Local Government Service; provide for the establishment and administration of the District Assemblies Common Fund; to provide for a National Development Planning System; to define and regulate planning procedures of District Assemblies; to co-ordinate, facilitate, monitor and supervise internal audit activities within District Assemblies and for related matters”.

Ghana 2016 Democracy and Governance

Local Government Act

Ghana, Local Government and Rural Development

The act establishes and regulates the local government system in accordance with the Constitution. The act stipulates that existing districts shall continue as districts, and new districts may be declared by the President by executive instrument. The District Assemblies shall be responsible for local government and may, among other things, control local development, land allocation, and water resources.

Ghana 1993 Democracy and Governance

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Strategic Plan 2020-2024

Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

The ZEC Strategic Plan is a public document that serves as a record of what ZEC stands for, what it does and why, and what it intends to achieve. It is a road map that guides and motivates the Commission for a defined period and plays an important role as a marker against which stakeholders can measure performance.

Zimbabwe 2020 Democracy and Governance

The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act

Government, Zimbabwe

An Act to empower the President to make regulations dealing with situations that have arisen or are likely to arise and that require to be dealt with as a matter of urgency; and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Zimbabwe 1986 Democracy and Governance