Mandate and Responsibility

Oromia Culture and Tourism Bureau was established in 1998 E.C by proclamation No’ 132/2000 of Oromia National Regional State Council called Chafe. Currently, this mandate has undergone some revisions and updates to redefine roles and responsibilities of the Bureau by proclamation No’ 213/2011 E.C of the region’s council. Accordingly the Bureau has the following mandates, roles and responsibilities:

  1. Primarly, work to develop Oromos’ language, history and art; support those who conduct study on Oromos’ language, history and art; work in collaboration with concerned bodies to incorporate in regular curriculum.
  2. Work in collaboration with those who participate in standardizing Afan Oromo to minimise dailect defferences, with and support any body which works to make Afan Oromo a universal language by minimizing dialect difference in Afan Oromo,
  3. Create awareness within the society to avoid harmful practices and co-operate with other bodies to do so,
  4. Work on the expansion of the tourism industry to contribute to the economic development of the country and enhance community participation;
  5. Establish a system to collect, record, classify archives in the region and make them accessible for research and study. Work on the historical archive system  of the region by collecting, registering, organizing historical archives; make them accessible for research and studies, and to improve potential  touristic values of the region,
  6. Collect, organize and disseminate information regarding culture and tourism in the region,
  7. Promote and encourage Oromo’s art and skills such as performing art, literary art, visual art; and give licences to art producers;
  8. Conserve and preserve palaces, historical heritages and memorial monuments and also delivere necccessary support;
  9. Provide training and consultation  for culture and tourism organizations to enhance their work  undertaking capacity,
  10. Support and facilitate condition for foundation and self-reliance of music bands; 
  11. Follow any tourism activities carried out in the region; co-operate with concerned body to create conducive tourism service;
  12. Follow, control the promotional materials in the region in line with ethics and custom of Oromo; avoide writing errors and take regulation based decisions,
  13. Ensure that pictures, names and symbols of trade marks do not conflict with the ethics and values of historical heritages of the region.
  14. Work with governmental and societal cultural organizations to develop museums, cultural centres, archives and libraries, theatre and film halls and facilitate conditions to register and licence these institutions,
  15. Create a system to make research and registration of natural and man made heritages; rank, develop, conserve, repair, licence and control the movement of heritages,
  16. Encourage other bodies those contribute to the development of the Oromo Culture and Tourism sector; give recognition and awards,
  17. Demarcate the boundaries of historical, cultural, religious places and natural resources; Conserve, develop and work with concerned bodies,
  18. Facilitate conditions to establish councils, associations and clubs of culture and tourism   at different levels and support them;
  19. Survey and identify natural and man-made tourist attractions and demarcate their boundaries according to zonal tourism; formulate regulations for their development,
  20. Formulate criteria for service rendering culture and tourism organizations; issue, renew and cancel licences, provide training services with concerned bodies,technical support and supervision, control, and rank them within concerned bodies,
  21. Create favourable conditions for society to participate in the tourism services so that society gains benefits from tourism; support them;
  22. Expand infrustructure and facilities for tourist attraction and historical heritage sites; work with concerned bodies for their success;
  23. Work with concerned bodies to promote culture and tourism resources of the region at national and international level,
  24. Create awareness of protection of cultural and natural tourism resources of the region; promote investment opportunities and work with concerned bodies,
  25. Evaluate culture and tourism investment projects; provide techical support and comments for the concerned bodies ; follow-up their activities,
  26. Make assessments on the names of junctions and streets found in zones, towns, districts, kebeles and Organizations with concerned bodies to revert to their original (prior) names; take corrective measures and follow-up its implementation,
  27. Provide suggestions for concerned bodies regarding the income and fee for special tourist attraction sites; take into action after assured.

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