LCC Presses For Full Implementation of TRC Recommendations


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

LCC President, Bishop Dr. Kortu K. Brown said full implementation of the TRC’s 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 Accord (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, Peace building and Reconciliation and the Agenda for Transformation. 

The Commission was also keen on economic empowerment and poverty reduction, the National Palava Hut Program, the Whistle Blower Act of 2012, Decentralization of Political and Economic Power, Constitutional Review, Justice Sector Reform, 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 (NWIDA) in Brewerville City, expressed LCC’s willingness to working with President Weah-led government for the good of the nation and its people. 

The LCC President spoke Friday, February 23, at the induction and honouring ceremonies of newly appointed officers of the 17 standing committees and commissions of the Council held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on 14th Street Sinkor. 

The induction and honouring 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, the LCC is an embodiment of churches and 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 LCC in a pilot project for the construction of a children’s playground in Liberia.