The Office of the President issues the following statement in response to enquiries from the media and to avoid any possible public misunderstanding of the Office of the President’s role vis-a-vis Commissions of Enquiry.

The Office of the President has no role/responsibility for the financing or other resourcing of any aspect of Commissions of Enquiry.

The President appoints Commissioners on the advice of and on terms provided by Cabinet and at the conclusion of the enquiry, receives the relevant report for onward transmission.

This is the OTP’s sole involvement with Commissions of Enquiry.