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Title: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF DECENTRALIZED GOVERNANCE AND SELF-ADMINISTRATION IN AMHARA NATIONAL REGIONAL STATE: A STUDY ON AWI NATIONALITY ADMINISTRATIVE ZONE
Authors: NEGALEGN, MAMO
Advisors: Prof. Dr. C. D. DASH
Copyright: Jun-2010
Date Added: 13-May-2012
Abstract: ABSTRACT The existence of Awi people as one ethnic group with its own culture and language has made it necessary for the existence of Awi- Nationality Administrative Zone as self- governing entity with three organs of government- elected council, administrative council (executive) and its judiciaries at zonal level. Theoretically Awi Nationality Administrative Zone is expected to play unique status due to its existence as the 3rd separate tire of government from the federal five levels structure and 2nd tire of government from the regional government structure. The effort made by this study with the objective to assess the implementations of this unique status of Awi nationality administrative zone with respect to devolution of political and administrative power/authority, its fiscal autonomy as separate tire of government and its good governance practice through the use of descriptive research is noteworthy. The existence of Awi- Nationality Administrative Zone has its inception from article 39 of federal constitution and article 73 of the regional constitution with the objective of protecting, preserving and promoting Awi people’s culture and language through self- governance and self determination. However, this study found that the implementation of such constitutional right were going on at low pace than expected due to low commitment of administrators, financial dependence of zone administration from the regional government, weak application of good governance principles, regional interference on zonal affairs and less decentralized power/ authority of legal nature. Lustily it is recommended to enhance zonal autonomy, decreasing financial dependence, increasing administrator’s commitment, starting Awgni language for administrative use, encouraging public participation in planning and managing projects, enhancing transparency and clarity in financial administration or block grant.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3062
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