TRRC Commissioners and Lead Counsel Essa Faal

 

President Adama Barrow will not receive the final report of the truth commission investigating the human rights violations committed by Ex-President Yahya Jammeh and his associates as scheduled until further notice.

It’s the third postponement of the crucial TRRC report submission expected to launch crucial steps towards the development of recommendations and much anticipated implementation.

President Barrow was expected to receive the report on Thursday 30 September 2021 after the commission sought an extension to the earlier date for the submitting of the report, whose fate can either make or break the country’s transitional justice process.

Victims and the bulk of the population, which closely monitored the truth commission have been eagerly anticipating the submission of the final report to the presidency but its clear they have more waiting to do as the executive delays the process yet again.

A new date is yet to be communicated.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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