27 Jul 2009

Solomon's ex-militants' rehabilitation package submitted to UN Human Security Fund

10:43 am on 27 July 2009

The Solomon Islands parliament has been told the United Nations Development Programme has submitted the ex-militants' rehabilitation package to the UN Human Security Fund.

The Minister for Peace and National Reconciliation, Sam Iduri, said the progress of the rehabilitation package was looking good.

The Japanese Government is spearheading this programme to rehabilitate the ex-militants who took part in the civil unrest from 1998-2000.

The Solomon Star newspaper understands the rehabilitation package will be given out in the form of projects for ex-militants to implement for future earnings.

The Government has made a policy change after handing out millions of dollars given as soft loans by Taiwan after the ethnic tension.