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NaCSA fails to honour TRC recommendations

NaCSA fails to honour TRC recommendations

The National Commission for Social Action [NACSA] has failed to fully implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission [TRC] recommendations made after the war.

This assertion was made when amputees gathered at the Cotton Tree in Freetown to remember the January 6 invasion of Freetown by Revolutionary United Front (AFRC) and Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) forces during which thousand of people were killed and thousands had their limbs amputated.

According to an executive member of the Amputee and Wounded Association based at Hastings Camp, Mr. Tamba Finnoh, he stated that some of the recommendations made by the TRC were that all amputees and war wounded victims should be granted free medical care, free education for their children and that they should also be given pensions.

He maintained that NaCSA should also implement a micro project and train war victims and their dependants, and that after such training they should be given start up funds to implement the various skills they have gained.

He reiterated that surprisingly none of the above recommendations have been implemented and that they presently pay for the education of their children and for medical facilities.

He explained that during the repatriation exercise, they asked for the amounts that were stated in the repatriation but they were told that each amputee will receive only six million Leones throughout their life time.

By Abdulai Mento Kamara

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