Oct 8, 2020, 10:54 AM
One of the names that would ever be remembered each time a toe is set at Wassu Stones Circle Site and Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Wassu, CRR, is Pa Sanyang, famously called Stone Man.
Handing over the report, Dr. Sise apologized for the slight delay in submission but expressed delight that the Commission has now finished work on the interim report and will now focus on completing its mandate and working on the final report. He reminded the Minister that per the provisions of the TRRC Act, the Interim Report just covers the Commission’s activities during its first year of existence and does not contain any recommendations. The recommendations will be part of the final report of the Commission.
Receiving the Interim Report on behalf of President Barrow, Minister Tambadou thanked Chairman Sise and all the Commissioners and staff of the TRRC for what he called the wonderful job they have done so far. The TRRC, he said “has set the bar so high as far as transitional justice and truth commissions are concerned around the world.” Minister Tambadou assured the TRRC team that he would duly transmit the report to the President and would do all he can to continue supporting the important work the Commission is doing.
In brief remarks, TRRC Executive Secretary Baba Galleh Jallow said the Commission is grateful for the continued support of the Gambia Government and the Justice Minister in particular, and especially for their non-interference in the work of the Commission. He said the fact that there is no government interference in the Commission’s work is particularly important because it safeguards the integrity of the TRRC process.
The brief handing over ceremony was attended by Mr. Hussein Thomasi, Special Adviser to the Justice Minster and TRRC Deputy Executive Secretary Musu Bakoto Sawo.
The Interim Report is available on the TRRC website (www.trrc.gm) and Facebook page.
Former Vice President of The Gambia nominated by President Adama Barrow for the position of deputy chairperson of the African Union Commission had withdrawn her candidature in concession by ECOWAS to favour Nigeria’s bid for Commissioner for Peace and Security in the African Union instead.