Senator Wesseh Calls For ‘Enhanced Patriotism’ In Absence Of War Crimes Court

River Gee County Senator Conmany Wesseh

River Gee County Senator Conmany Wesseh  has underscored the need for enhanced patriotism in the absence of a  war crimes court in the country.

Speaking on a local talk show recently, Senator Wesseh said that war  crimes court is not the only way to meet justice as there are other  healthier ways to solve national issues.

He said that August makes it fifteen years of peace since the war  ended in 2003 that took former President Charles Taylor out of the  country.

The Senator also said that because the country wanted to do away with  a war crimes court that was why they had an agreement to establish the  Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in order for Liberians to  reconcile their grievances from the war.

He applauded former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her robust  role played as a woman in maintaining the peace over the years and  urged others to follow those good examples for the recovery of Liberia.

Senator Wesseh further said during the days of the National  Transitional Legislative Assembly (NTLA) of former Chairman Gyude  Bryant, he chaired the committee on peace and national reconciliation,  adding that it was that committee which drafted the TRC law that was  passed by the NTLA.

The National Transitional Assembly was Liberia’s Legislative body  during the country’s transition from civil war to democratic rule from  October 2003 to January 2006.

Source: Liberia News Agency

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.