5 Aug 2012

Truth commission out of funds

1:30 pm on 5 August 2012

A Truth, Reconciliation and Dialogue Commission in Ivory Coast says it's unable to properly fulfil its functions because of a lack of government funds.

Modelled on South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, it was set up after a conflict that led to at least 3000 deaths following an election in December 2010.

However, unlike in South Africa, no amnesties will be available for those who confess to crimes.

The BBC reports that many people complain that the commission has achieved little and it is yet to make much of an impact in healing the country's wounds.

National consultation groups planned for the beginning of June are yet to start work.