GAMBIA

THE GAMBIA : President Bio of Sierra leone urges Gambians not to repeat past mistakes

The President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio has said The Gambia must move forward and consolidate its newfound democracy and avoid repeating its past mistakes.
Speaking to journalists at State House yesterday, President Bio said Gambia can pay attention to the future, because every nation is going forward.
“It is good to have a truth commission but it should not mean to go back to open up new wounds. It will definitely bring out certain lessons which you can incorporate in your governance structure in the way people relate to one another so that the mistakes of the past are not repeated. Gambia should do that to catch up with the rest of the world,” he said.

He said The Gambia and Sierra Leone had different experiences and that it is always good to use those experiences as a way to chart the future.
“We decided to have a truth, reconciliation commission and people took part in it. I was there myself and the recommendations of the commission have been properly documented and have guided us to be able to move forward as far as development is concerned. It also serves as a guide to make sure that we don’t go back into the bad habits like bad governance, injustice and corruption that led to the war,” he observed.

Sources : standard

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