WHEREAS, the work of the TRC of Liberia was commissioned by an Act of the Honorable National Legislature, supported by the International Community, represented by the UN, EU, AU, ECOWAS, USA, to enhance national peace, unity, security and national reconciliation,etc.;
WHEREAS, in the ten years following theend of the work of the TRC and the presentation of its COMPREHENSIVE FINAL REPORT to the Government of Liberia for full implementation, whereby nothing substantial has been done to date towards the full implementation of all the Recommendations of the TRC Report.
WHEREAS, June 10, 2021 will mark the 16th Anniversary of the establishment of the TRC by the then National Legislature on June 10, 2005, the Liberian people are disgusted and flabbergasted that to date since the TRC Final Report was submitted to the Government of Liberia, 12 years ago, nothing has been done towards implementation of the TRC Report 11 years later this year;
WHEREAS, Article X, Section 43 of The TRC Act provides that “The TRC shall submit a final report containing recommendations at the end of its tenure to the National Legislature and have key findings of the report published simultaneous with its presentation in at least three local dailies in pursuit of transparency and public interest objectives.” AND
WHEREAS Government is a going concern and the TRC has since July 1, 2009 presented its Report to the Presidency (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf) of Liberia, which REPORT was inherited by the George Weah Government since coming to power three years ago and yet the Government have done absolutely nothing to advance the implementation of the TRC REPORT; AND
WHEREAS, Article X, Section 48 provides that “The Head of State shall report to the National Legislature within three months of receipt of the report of the TRC, and on a quarterly basis thereafter, as to the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations. All recommendations shall be implemented. Where the implementation of any recommendation has not been complied with, the Legislature shall require the Head of State to show cause for such noncompliance; AND
WHEREAS, The National Legislature has neither queried nor demanded the President to perform his duties in keeping with the law, make a report as required by law every three (3) months, even after three (3) notwithstanding that the US Congress passed a Resolution 1055 demanding the full implementation of the TRC Recommendations including establishment of the War and Economic Crimes Court as demanded also by the people of Liberia, Liberia’s development partners, the UN, International Community and the people of Liberia; AND
WHEREAS, The Legislature has also reneged, abandoned and failed in its legal responsibilities to maintain check and balances in Government and demand the Executive makes its report on the Implementation of the TRC Report every three months, the Executive (The President ) has for the past three years failed to make such report in keeping with the law and the legislature has said nothing as if it’s a conspiracy to obstruct justice and endanger the peace process by keeping Liberia in transition just too long; AND
WHEREAS the International Community and the Liberian people have run out of patience and lost confidence in the commitment of the Liberian Government to good governance and justice in Liberia.
RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE ARE THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR THRONE
– Psalm 89:14
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS THE PETITION OF THE IJG THAT:
with the law and the legislature has make which Recommendations were no progress has been made towards the full implementation of the