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Peacekeeping Commission proclamation draft approved

It is known that conflicts have been occurring among peoples of Ethiopia for years because of different societal and political reasons. To reconcile the Ethiopian people and also ensure peace and justice, the proclamation for the Peace and Reconciliation commission was drafted. Today, the House of Peoples Representatives of Ethiopia 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, economic 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 the reasons behind complaints in the society and create a social atmosphere where everyone feels safe. And, its duties will be 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.