Peacekeeping Commission proclamation draft approved

Hana Belay

The parliament passed the bill for the commission during its regular meeting today. According to Foreign Relations and Peace Affairs Standing Committee Chairman Tesfaye Daba, the commission is necessary to solve the current political, economical and social issues in the country. The members discussed and commented on the commission’s objective and purpose. The main concerns were as to who needs the commission and whether it is impartial or not. Ato Tesfaye replied to the questions saying that the commission’s duty is to investigate who has been hurt, remove such thinking and create a social atmosphere. Its duties are limited only to these scopes. Even though the commission is accountable to the prime minister, the members are appointed by the parliament and legal support will be provided to maintain the impartiality of the commission. The bill was finally passed with 1 opposition and 1 abstention.