Breaking: Victim Center to translate TRRC report into four national languages


By Amadou Manjang

The Gambia Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations is currently working on towards translating the report and recommendation of the Truth, Commission into Mandinka, Wollof, Fula and Jola.

The aim and objective of the report is geared towards helping the general public to understand the Commission's report and recommendations for Gambians’ to take ownership of the accountability process of the country.

Sheriff Kijera, the Chairman of the Center stated that the translation will be both available in electronic media and outreach sensitization to inform the general public about the report.

He made these remarks during an interview with The Outpost recently, at the Victim Center in Brusubi.

He said the Truth Commission and the Center are working in tandem with international Coalition of Sight of Conscience to translate the report.

“People need to understand what is in the TRRC report, because there should be a public ownership of the process to hold the government accountable to fully implement the recommendations of the TRRC” he stressed. 

Kijera added that the Center will further intensify their campaign across the globe, in the drive to drum up international support on the report.

He further stated that the Center will engage their partners to further sensitize and advocate for justice in the country, and across the sub-region.

This he believes, will gain international support to put pressure on the government of The Gambia to respect and implement the TRRC report.

He said the Victim Center will continue to play it's advocacy role to promote justice and reconciliation as a healing process for the greater good of the nation.

He added that, the Center will engage the government for further implementation of the report and it's recommendations.

“TRRC has done a great job. They have lived up to the expectation of their mandate. All the testimonies revealed by the various witnesses and victims alike, has shed lights on some of the atrocities that has been meted out on Gambians’ during Jammeh’s 22 of brutal dictatorship” he concluded.


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