RESOLUTION ON THE REPORT SUBMITTED BY THE GAMBELLA INQUIRY COMMISSION
Ever since our country embarked upon a democratic path, various efforts have been made to peacefully and lawfully resolve incidents which arose within, and between, its regions.
The House of Peoples’ Representatives, by way of establishing various inquiry commissions, has been working towards providing lawful solutions to spontaneous or politically motivated instances of violence, with a view to discharging its responsibilities of protecting the rights of citizens and communities.
Our federal system of government is known to have promptly resolved incidents which arose at Bedeno and Areka through inquiries made by Commissions the House had established.
In respect of the incident that recently arose in the Gambella Region, an independent and impartial organ was established, under Proclamation No. 398/2004, in order for the incident to be enquired into.
The Commission, as per the Proclamation for its establishment, was entrusted with the task of investigating the causes of the violence as well as the factors that aggravated it and the damage caused thereby.
The Commission has, accordingly, been engaged in the required activities, for the last three months, and reported its findings to the House on 6th July 2004.
The House, at its ordinary session held on 6th July 2004 deliberated extensively on the report submitted to it by the Commission and referred the matter to its Legal and Administrative Affairs Standing Committee for further scrutiny and for preparation of a draft resolution.
The following draft resolution is accordingly submitted by the Standing Committee. Continue reading →
ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INQUIRY COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE CONFLICT OCCURRED IN GAMBELA REGIONAL STATE ON DECEMBER 13, 2003 PROCLAMATION NO. 398-2004
PROCLAMATION NO. 398/2004
A PROCLAMATION TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INQUIRY COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE THE CONFLICT OCCURRED IN GAMBELA REGIONAL STATE ON DECEMBER 13, 2003
WHEREAS, it is necessary to investigate and establish the source of the problem and its consequences of the confused occurred in Gambela Regional State on December 13,2003 ;
WHEREAS, investigating the incident that occurred in Gmbela is deemed necessary to give a lasting solution by taking precautionary measures to avert the occurrence of similar incidents in the future;
WHEREAS, it is necessary to ascertain the exact situation by establishing an independent commission that will investigate the incident;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows: Continue reading →