Gambia Gov’t Injects 50 Million Dalasis Into TRRC Trust Fund

10/9/2019

As part of a broader effort to ensure that reparations take center stage in the transition process, Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambadou, announced the injection of 50 million dalasis into the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) Trust Fund. He said this “initial amount” is part of the government contribution to the fund set up by the country’s truth commission.

Aboubacarr Tambadou made this revelation during a news conference held at the Ministry of Justice, located along Marina Parade in Banjul.

Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorial regime has left a good number of victims who continue to suffer a tremendous amount of physical and psychological trauma. As the quest for justice is being amplified by disturbing revelations at the truth commission hearings, the issue of reparations is increasingly taking shape in the transitional justice system.

The Gambia’s Justice Minister told journalists that the said amount is derived from “proceeds of sale of former President Jammeh’s assets.” He then added that the decision is in line with the recommendations of the Janneh Commission.

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