Pres. Weah Under Pressure
-War Crimes Suspects In Worry
-Liberians Want TRC Recommendations Implemented
Perhaps, those who think that recommendations of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have gone into the wastebasket and could never be retrieved are generating miscalculated results.
Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf failed to fully implement recommendations of the TRC; although she is amongst those who have been indicted for various responsibilities during Liberia’s 14 year civil war.
However, As the Public Agenda Reports, calls are on the increase for Pres. Weah to fully implement the TRC recommendations which also call for the prosecution of those who bear greatest responsibilities during the war.
The latest call has come from Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) to ensure that the current regime implements the recommendation to end the culture of impunity in Liberia. LCC President, Bishop Dr. Kortu K. Brown declared that the full implementation of the recommendations will determine the long standing problems facing the country following the civil crisis.
The Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) drafted in the Ghanaian Capital, Accra, produced the TRC to investigate the root causes of the Liberian civil war from 1979 to 2003.
At the end of its mandate in 2010, the TRC documented a clear framework and strategic roadmap for National Healing, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation, and the Agenda for Transformation.
The Commission was also keen on economic empowerment and poverty reduction, the National Palava Hut Programme, the Whistle Blower Act of 2012, decentralization of political and economic power, constitutional review, justice sector reform and Police reform, promotion of good governance and the rule of law, and the establishment of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights.
However, Bishop Brown said, posterity will judge harshly those who continue to stand in the way of implementing the TRC recommendations, noting the country wasstill troubled by the wounds inflicted.
The Liberia prelate and General Overseer of the New Water in the Desert Apostolic Pentecostal Church (NWIDA) in Brewerville expressed LCC’s willingness to working with Pres. Weah Pro-poor led Government for the good of the nation and its people.
The LCC president was spoke recently in Monrovia at the induction and honoring ceremonies of newly appointed officers of the Seventeen standing committees and commissions of the Council held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on 14th Street Sinkor.
The ceremony was held under the theme: An Opportunity for Effective Service with Script Text: 1 Corinthians 16:9.