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17.12.2002 General News

Victims of crimes cannot go to court -Tumwai

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An official of the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) at the weekend said victims of crimes and abuses, who would appear before the Commission cannot take perpetrators to court because such action would be illegal.

Lawrence Tumwai, the Bolgatanga Zonal Member of the NRC, reminded Ghanaians that the Commission was mandated to reconcile the country and not to compensate victims.

He was speaking at an emergency meeting of the Bawku West District Assembly to elect chairmen of sub-committees of the assembly at Zebilla.

The meeting could not take place earlier because some members, who were absent from the inauguration of the assembly, were not sworn into office and could not be elected as chairmen of sub-committees.

Former assembly members were paid their ex-gratia awards and the in-coming members were interacted with their predecessors.

Moses Appiah, District Chief Executive, commended the old and new members for their commitment to the assembly and asked them to continue working hard in the interest of the people. He urged the out-going assembly members to support the assembly towards the development of the area.

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