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30.10.2002 General News

Pratt’s view on Reconciliation Commission is incorrect!

By Crusading Guide
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The Director of Public Affairs of the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC), Ms Annie Anipa has stated that Kwesi Pratt's observation that the remit of the NRC does not permit non-victims and non-relations victims to come and complain about alleged human rights abuses including disappearances and extra-judicial killings, is incorrect and unfounded. “It (NRC) is not restricted to only victims or their relatives as Kwesi is saying, everybody, including him, can come to us. We require information from everywhere so what he is saying cannot be true,” said Madam Annie Anipa, flanked by Mohammed Affum and Mohammed Awal, all of the Public Affairs section of the NRC. Madam Anipa underscored that though the commission is not begging people to come before it with the information in their possession which they may not want to release, it (NRC) would invite such persons to appear before it when their grievances or pieces of information are found to be necessary in the course of its work. She quoted the powers of the commission as stated in 10 (D) of the NRC Act 611, Act 2002, which states, “The commission shall for the purpose of investigation, require a person to disclose truthfully any information within that person's knowledge relevant to a subject matter under investigation by the Commission” to buttress her point.

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