The president for the amputees in Sierra Leone, Alhaji Jusu Jarka, has told Awoko that enough has not been done to support amputees in the country.
Alhaji Jarka said the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) dealing with reparations for the amputees had still not been met despite raising series of concerns and awareness.
He remarked that the amputees would not be expected to continue begging after the recommendations of the TRC would have been fully met and after the reparations were done.
“The TRC report and recommendations were made some three years ago as we now focused on that as we expect that government would take immediate steps to implement it. The new president has said during his state address that it would be their priorities to see that the reparations could be implemented as soon as possible,” he noted. He remarked that it was not their wish to be begging but that because of their present lack of independence they had been forced to. By Ishmael Bayoh