Liberia Council of Churches Calls on President Weah to Implement TRC Recommendations


Monrovia – The Liberia Council of Churches or LCC has reiterated calls for the full implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission or TRC recommendations.

LCC President, Bishop Dr. Kortu K. Brown said full implementation of the TRC recommendations will resolve the long standing problems facing Liberia as a result of atrocities committed by warlords during Liberia’s civil crisis. 

The TRC was established as a result of the Comprehensive Accra Peace Accor (CPA) that put an end to the 14 years civil conflict in Liberia.

Following conclusion of its investigations in 2010, the TRC laid out clear framework and strategic roadmap for National Healing, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation, and the Agenda for Transformation.

The Commission was also keen on economic empowerment and poverty reduction, the National Palava Hut Programme, the Whistle Blower Act of 2012, decentralization of political and economic power, constitutional review, justice sector reform and Police reform, promotion of good governance and the rule of law, and the establishment of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights.

Bishop Brown said posterity will judge harshly those who continue to stand in the way of implementing the TRC recommendations, noting the country is still troubled by the wounds inflicted. 

Bishop Brown, also General Overseer of the New Water in the Desert Apostolic Pentecostal Church or NWIDA in Brewerville expressed LCC’s willingness to working with President George Weah Pro-poor led Government for the good of the nation and its people.

The LCC President was speaking Friday, February 23, 2018 at the induction and honoring ceremonies of newly appointed officers of the Seventeen standing committees and commissions of the Council held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on 14th Street Sinkor.

The induction and honoring ceremonies was held under the theme: An Opportunity for Effective Service with Script Text: 1 Corinthians 16:9.

Various standing committees and Commissions of the council include Theological and Evangelism, Finance, Mass Media, Good Governance, Peace and Reconciliation, Health, Education and Prayers. Others are Refugee, Emergency and Relief; Ecumenical Relations, Inter-religious Relations, Constitution, Grievance and Ethics, Worship, Trustees, Membership and Development committees.

Established in 1982, Liberia Council of Churches is an embodiment of Churches of the mainline Pentecostal, Church related Organizations and Institutions. 

For her part, visiting Bishop and President of Liberia Minister Association of the Delaware Valley, USA, Bishop Maryann Mason challenged LCC Committees and Commissions officials to serve with integrity and commitment.

Bishop Mason promised to collaborate with the Liberia Council of Churches in a pilot project for the construction of children playground in Liberia. 

Report by Preston Gayflor