The Chairperson of the Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission, Mrs Gabrielle McIntyre, accompanied by the Commissioners namely; Mrs Marie-Therese Purvis, Mr Michael Green, Mr Jaques Koui Gbilmou, and Mr Pierre Rosario Domingue, met with the Speaker and Members of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee of the National Assembly of Seychelles on Wednesday 5th June 2019.
The purpose of the meeting was to give an apercu of the work of the Committee to the Commission, of which involved a presentation by the Chairperson of the Committee, Hon. Wavel Ramkalawan explaining the grievance cases that the Committee had received during their work which included an assimilation of figures. The Members of the Committee who were also present, namely Hon. Nicholas Prea, Hon. Simon Gill, Hon. Paul Ernesta and Hon. Francois Adelaide as well as the Vice Chairperson, Hon Charles De Commarmond expressed to the Commission the unique case of Seychelles and that the smallness of the country should not reduce the significance of the incidents, as well as the importance of promoting peace and national unity when the Commission independently undertakes its work soon.
The Commission met with the Committee on 5th June, which in itself was a historic moment for the first meeting between the Commission and the Committee whereby the way forward on achieving national unity and reconciliation was discussed.