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Only the truth can help Faraba reconcile – Barrow

By Alagie Manneh

President Adama Barrow said yesterday that it is necessary that those who “committed human rights abuses and other crimes,” particularly in Faraba, face justice.
“It is important also for us to make sure that appropriate action is taken so that such incidents do not recur in the country,” he added.

The president was speaking as he presided over the swearing-in ceremony of members of the commission of inquiry into last month’s Faraba shooting, which left three people dead.
“I believe very strongly that it is only the truth that can free the people of Faraba from their troubles and allow them to reconcile their differences as a community.
“This swearing-in ceremony will allow us to follow the right process in order to establish the truth and, thereafter, take the right decision and a well-informed course of action.”

Emmanuel D Joof, the chairperson of the commission, assured the president he has selected a group of people “well versed in investigations,” including human rights violations.
Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou said the establishing of this enquiry demonstrates government’s commitment to making sure justice is served in this case.
“We look forward to your report,” he said.

The Commissioners are: Emmanuel D Joof, Neneh MC Cham, Abdoulie Colley, Omar Cham, Lieutenant Yusupha Jallow, and Charles Njie as secretary.
Meanwhile, Omar Ousman Jobe, a development studies and management specialist, was also sworn in as the executive Secretary to the Constitutional Review Commission.

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