NGOZI January 9th (ABP) – The Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Mr. Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, opened, at the Ngozi Plateau Hotel (north) on Tuesday January 8th, a four-day retreat for the 13 commissioners and executives of that commission, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

In his speech, he said that the present Commission is a follow-up to another one that has been working for four years and has already taken a step forward in the search for truth and reconciliation in Burundi. According to that authority, most members of the present commission are new. They must know the activities already carried out and before continuing the mission of the predecessors.

For Mr. Ndayicariye, that is an opportunity to exchange and see together how to achieve the noble mission of search for truth and the final reconciliation of Burundians that the country has entrusted to them. Service Providers of the TRC will have to use their wisdom, their personality and their expertise to listen to all the components of the Burundian population, written and audio visual sources, silent documents, and the like. They will have to draw on experience from elsewhere, such as the Republic of South Africa, Tunisia, Chile and others. The TRC chairman emphasized the restitution of the TRC’s activities to the various actors to deserve their trust and support.

With regard to the communication on the TRC’s activities, Mr. Ndayicariye returned to the Rundi adage which states that “all truth is not good to say” and that it is necessary to find a suitable moment to communicate this truth. Here he warns anyone of the members and agents of the TRC who will be accused of leaking information. They will be ejected from the family for a fitting punishment. He even pointed the finger at the TRC service providers who maintain relationships with people who are no longer in the commission and asked them to cut them off immediately.

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