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Liberians must reconcile for peace, development-Prez Sirleaf

LINA/Benjamin S. Taingay
President Sirleaf
President Sirleaf

(elbcradio.com/Sept. 24, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says Liberians must see the need to reconcile to maintain peace and security as a major condition for sustained development of the country.

“While we have to and must do more for reconciliation by ensuring equity, equal opportunity and justice for all. Reconciliation must go beyond this as well as the processes of contrition and forgiveness through the Palava Hut,” the Liberian Leader emphasized.

Her statement was contained in a “Comprehensive Progress Report” on the Implementation of the Recommendations of the June 30, 2009 Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

She submitted the June 30, 2009 Final Report of the TRC to the National Legislature on September 15, 2015.

The Comprehensive Progress Report was read in Session Tuesday, September 22.

President Johnson-Sirleaf also maintained that the Liberian Government was implementing a “Strategic Roadmap” for National Healing, Peace-building and Reconciliation.

The President was making reference to the commencement of the National Palava Hut Talks she launched in October 2014 in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.

She, however, explained that the Palava Hut program was stalled as a result of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in the country.

“The Palava Hut program is rescheduled to continue in 2015 in four pilot areas, as a detailed report will be submitted to you subsequently,”the Liberian Chief Executive informed the Legislature.

 


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