21 Apr 2008

Solomons riot probe to be completed by end of April

1:18 pm on 21 April 2008

The Commission of Inquiry into the April 2006 riots in Solomon Islands is due to complete its work at the end of this month.

The Commission has already made two reports to the Prime Minister and to the public, in July and September last year, based on evidence collected.

The Acting Secretary to the Commission, Joseph Baetolongia, says during the 12 months of the inquiry, the Commission heard and collected evidence from various sources within the community including settlements, non government organisations and leaders within various government departments.

The Commission of Inquiry also gathered information from Parliamentarians, ministers of the crown, the Special Coordinator of RAMSI and former Commander of Participating Police Force.

Mr Baetolongia told the Solomon Island Broadcasting Corporation that the Commission is now in the process of completing its final report which will be handed over to the Prime Minister by the middle of next week.