Malaita based members of Solomon Islands Post Conflict Rehabilitation and Restoration Association (SIPCRRA) have thanked the DCGA for prioritising the rehabilitation of members through the formation of the National Policy on Reintegration.
The policy is administered by the Ministry of Traditional Governance Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs (MTGPEA) which is now on the final drafting stage. After, it will be submitted to Cabinet for deliberation.
Speaking at the opening of the validation workshop held at Mount Zion, Central Malaita for Malaita-based SIPCRRA members, Chairman of Malaita sub-committee, Samuel Lamani commended the DCGA government for prioritising the National Policy on Reintegration of SIPCRRA members.
He said the workshop is very important for SIPCRRA members to provide them opportunity to participate and give feedbacks and share their views on the draft policy.
“Your presence here today signifies government strong commitment on this policy.
“While’s the policy is still in its draft stage, your views and comments are very important.”
Director for Traditional Governance Division with the MTGPEA Chris Tabea thanked SIPCRRA Malaita members for accepting the invitation and making an effort to attend the workshop.
He highlighted, the government has seen the importance of reintegrating members of SIPCRRA as fundamentally important in fostering peace and security, also future development in the country.
He said according to International Law, when it comes to post conflict rehabilitation, it has different frameworks for victims and perpetrators. On that, the Ministry has the two policies, Reparation Policy and the National Policy on Reintegration.
Malaita Acting Premier Nelson Lenty strongly supported the national government’s intention to address the reintegration of SIPCRRA members.
He said the reintegration policy will not only contribute to members of SIPCRRA but will also benefit both peoples of Guadalcanal and Malaita.
The validation workshop presentation on Reintegration Policy is designed and funded by Solomon Islands Government (SIG) under MTGPEA’s budget.