Ethiopian Business Review

Parliament Slashes Ministries to 20

Parliament has unanimously legislated a proclamation that will slash the members of council of ministries from 28 to 20. This includes the amalgamation of the Ministries of Industry and Trade, and the Ministries of Urban Housing Development and Construction.


The roles of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the Ministry of Public Service and Human Resources Development, and the Ministry of Sport and Youth’s Affairs have been reduced to commissions, while the Ministry of Public Enterprise has become an Agency again. The proclamation also abolished the Federal Government Communications’ Affairs Office and transferred its mandate to the Prime Minister’s Office Press Secretary. 

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