Addis Ababa city administration will remain in office till an election is conducted, Ethio FM reports quoting the press and communication director of the council.
Council of Addis Ababa City Administration says the current administration of the metropolis meets all the legal grounds to administer the city and urged the public to disregard false allegations surrounding the legitimacy of the administration and the deputy mayor.
The council said the administration’s tenure was extended as per the decision of the House of Peoples Representatives by Article 2 (2) of Proclamation No 1094/2018, which was issued to revise the City Administrations Charter Proclamation Number 361/2002.
In a recent report by Ethio FM 107.8, Adissalem Enchalewu, press and public relation director at Addis Ababa City Council is quoted as saying that it’s rumored that the legitimate term of the city administration is over in June 2019, yet the House of Peoples’ Representatives, didn’t put any time frame for the election of the city council, he said.
However, it is many commented that a new election should be conducted to replace the city administration which finishes its term.
The administration of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) will remain in office until the end of this year, according to the Addis Ababa City Government People’s Council.
Though a year is passed after the term of the city administration is ended, the administration will remain in the office since the parliament didn’t limit the time frame of the administration, Addisalem said.
The administration would continue to administer the city up to the election time, he said.
No direction is given to the city administration by the house to make preparations for the election, Addisalem told Ethio FM.
Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa are the only city administrations which are accountable to the Federal Government.
Last year, the House of Peoples’ Representatives. had revised the Addis Ababa City Government Charter Proclamation 361/2003.
Takele Uma Banti, eng. was appointed by the council of the Addis Abeba City Administration to replace the former mayor Diriba Kuma, who has finished his term in office as of April last year.