THE three-months investigation into the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) reform program is nearing completion as Commission of Inquiry (CoI) now picks up its final week of hearing commencing Monday 8th.
The inquiry which started on Monday 13th June comprised of chairman, Tony Hughes; Luke Forau, Dr Patricia Rodie, Florence Tagini, Wayne Morris and Florence Joel.
It is understood under the terms of reference; the Commission will collect sworn statements from people and invite them to answer questions in a formal hearing.
The inquiry is to investigate the circumstances surrounding the SIPA reform and give recommendations to the government.
The Commission hopes to complete their inquiry before Parliament meeting starts around September.
The CoI came about after SIPA board sacked former Chief Executive Officer, Colin Yow in the wake of the controversial reforms he undertook when coming into office.
Mr Yow, who has since left the country, introduced the sale of rice, noodle, and intention to venture into air service.
He was replaced by former deputy general manager of National Provident Fund, Michael Wate, who was released on unpaid leave for three months to oversee and normalise the situation within SIPA.
Meanwhile, Forensic audit investigation into the accounts of SIPA and an investigation conducted by the Criminal Investigation of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are additional two separated investigations conducted at SIPA.
By STEPHEN DIISANGO