Mali’s newly formed reconciliation commission urges post-war peaceSouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 27/04/2013 12:32 am in World / no comments
BAMAKO, April 26 — Mali’s newly formed Dialogue and Reconciliation Commission (DRC) is calling on people to urgently restore peace after suffering a crisis of more than 13 months.
The DRC chairman, Mohamed Salia Sokona, made the call in the capital Bamako during the official swearing-in ceremony of the 33 members of the commission by Mali’s Interim President Dioncounda Traore.
After a long period of suffering, violence, mutilations, stoning, abuses and humiliation, it is time for Malians to start enjoying peace, Sokona said.
“We shall be judged harshly by the future generations if we do not succeed in using this chance of resolving this conflict through dialogue and reconciliation into an opportunity of building a Mali of our dreams and expectations,” he added.
The Maliian president told the ceremony that the commission comprises just 33 people out of a population of 14 million, while they are expected to serve everyone with loyalty and dedication.