RESOLUTION ON THE REPORT SUBMITTED BY THE GAMBELLA INQUIRY COMMISSION

 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 RESOLUTION ON THE REPORT SUBMITTED BY THE GAMBELLA INQUIRY COMMISSION