TRRC chairman urges people with stories to come forward

By Bekai Njie

The chairman of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), Dr. Lamin J. Sise, has called on people who have stories to come and share, vowing that their dignity as human beings and their rights as citizens will never be compromised by the Commission.

Dr. Sise was speaking on Monday, during the opening of the Fifth Session of the hearings of the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) held at a local hotel in Kololi.

During this session the Commission will continue hearing testimonies from witnesses and victims of the 1996 UDP encounter with security forces at Denton Bridge, the November 11, 1994 incident, and the June 1995 murder of Ousman Koro Ceesay.

He further said that confronting the truth as a people is allowing them to raise the difficult questions that need to be raised and brainstorm on the difficult answers that suggest themselves to them.

“And this is making Gambian society increasingly determined to ensure, both morally and legally, that in future Gambia will be a Gambia where it is impossible to violate the rights and dignities of our fellow human beings with impunity.”

He expressed hope to continue engaging people in conversation in confidence so as to create and bequeath a better Gambia to their children.

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