UNDP disburses  over 15 million dalasis worth of equipment to TRRC

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By Adama Makasuba

United Nation Development Program in collaboration with its sister UN agency like UN human rights and UN peace building on Tuesday disbursed a tune of over 15 million dalasis worth of office furniture to the Truth Reconciliation and Reparation Commission.

The materials including a customised database, office furniture and equipment disbursed via the Justice Ministry at Dunes hotel. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, chairman of the commission, Dr Lamin Sise couldn’t hide his delight for the donations and encouraged the continued support of UNDP to the commission.

“Your support for efforts here in the Gambia through times of difficulty is precisely what is needed,” he said. A UN resident representative, Mrs Aisata De, said “the ceremony provides the platform to renew the UN’s commitment and support to not only this Commission but to the country’s overall transitional justice process.”

She said the 15 million dalasis worth material includes simultaneous translation equipment under procurement. She assured UN commitment to continue supporting the country through technical support, adding “this includes outreach, statement-taking, witness protection, reporting and investigations.”

Representing the minister of Justice, Mr Hussein Thomasi, the special adviser to the justice minister, promised to put the materials into good use. He commended the UN for the goodwill support through the transitional justice of the country while commended the truth commission for their good work.

Mr Thomasi further sought the continued support from UN, especially in the transitional justice process of the country.

 

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