Liberian Senate Endorses Recommendations on the TRC Report; Sen. Dillon Objects

Plenary of the Liberian Senate has voted unanimously to recommend that President George Manneh Weah organize a nationwide reconciliation for war victims.

The Senate decision brings to bed the establishment of War & Economic Crimes Court in the country, where several institutions and Individuals have pressured the government to implement the TRC report.

The Senate, which resolved itself into a committee of the whole, recommended that the President continue with the palava hut program, which is important to national healing and reconciliation, the establishment of the Transitional Justice Commission, which could be the pathway for the establishment of War and economic crimes courts.

The endorsed recommendations also added that establishment of the reparation trust fund will bring some economic and psychological relief to victims of the civil crisis and their families.

Nargborlor Singbe , the Secretary of the Liberian Senate; read the Senate’s recommendation in Thursday’s Plenary Session.

Meanwhile, Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon has criticized the Liberian Senate for recommending that the President hold Palava Hut meeting instead of the establishment of War & Economic Crimes Court.

Dillon, who attempted raising a motion for reconsideration on the Senate recommendation, was denied by the Senate Pro-Temp, stated that the implementation of the TRC report was the best way forward to bringing to conclusion the establishment of War & Economic Crimes Court.

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