The Gambia government has announced that it will set up a compensation fund for victims of former president Yahya Jammeh. 

The announcement was made today (24 December) as the government released the long-awaited report of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).

The commission was set up in 2017 to investigate human rights abuses during the brutal Jammeh reign from July 1994 to December 2016. 

The exiled former President Yahya Jammeh has been held responsible in dozen of extrajudicial killings and rights violations including rape and torture. 

“The government will set up an organisation which implement the victims compensation fund,” Dawda Jallow, the minister of Justice and Attorney General said at a press conference on Friday. 

“I can assure you that the government is committed to implementing the report subject to the outcome of the white paper,” he added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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