Wednesday, 6 February 2019


Dear Comrade Kexx Sanneh,

Reference is invited from your response published on your Facebook timeline on January 31, 2019, as per the above subject matter. Pertaining to the open letter I wrote to Halifa Sallah earlier yesterday. Please be informed that your letter is well received and its content is well noted.

Besides, since you decided to respond on his behalf I would like to take this opportunity to correct your ill-informed and misleading letter for a better society we want. The submission on your letter really tells a lot about the integrity of your godfather Halifa. Please note that I never backtracked my judge that Halifa being too petty. Halifa is on record that he chose not to appear before the TRRC Commission because he has no pain in his heart to heal. Duty compelled him to do everything he had done to combat injustice.

Unpredictably, on 13 January 2019 Halifa wrote a letter to the TRRC through Ref: PF/13/1/2019(1). Requesting for Confrontation with Ex-captain Mamat Cham to Rebut Fabrication of Evidence he Halifa claimed.

To my consternation the TRRC responded that ‘‘The Provision Rules of Procedure of the Commission (Section 70), however, allows for persons who have been adversely mentioned or implicated in human rights violations during its proceedings to be given reasonable opportunity to respond to allegations made against them by way of written statements or by personal appearance before the Commission’’.

Halifa should be schooled that the TRRC is not only about people who are hurt or grieving. The core of TRRC’s mandate is to investigate and establish an impartial historical record of nature, cause and extent of violation and abuses of human rights committed during the period July 1994 to January 2017 and to consider the granting of reparation to victims and connected matters.

With allusion to the slogan ‘NEVER AGAIN’. The aforesaid statement shows Halifa’s lack of understanding on his part on the mandate of the commission and the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission Act, 2017. If he had done his homework well, it would have prevented him from this monumental and mammoth academic shame.

Moreover, I submit to you that Halifa is denying the sovereign citizens the opportunity to hear what he has or knows about the ongoing TRRC. While I understand that testifying is purely voluntary, we can expect that much from him as a Politician.

Furthermore, he decided to decline to testify, meaning, he gave up the opportunity to lucid himself of any inaccuracies raised by Cham and OJ in their testimonies. He should just live with that perfectionist syndrome of his. It is definitely petty to be writing responses challenging people’s testimony when you decline to testify and give your side of the story.

Yours in the service for a better Gambia we want!

Blogger/Political Activist

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