This Wednesday 24 August is the day the conclusions of the national conference are handed over to Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya. This 100-page document was drafted by a commission co-headed by the Archbishop of Conakry and contains 45 recommendations.
It was at the Mohamed V Palace in Conakry on Wednesday 24 August, that the report of the conclusions of the national conference called “National Days of Truth and Forgiveness” was transmitted to the President of the transition Mamadi Doumbouya. The proceedings were co-headed by Monsignor Vincent Koulibaly, Archbishop of Conakry. The report produced at the end of this national meeting contains 45 recommendations.
Colonel Doumbouya’s speech.
On this occasion, Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya gave a speech in which he promised: “The opportunity was given to everyone to tell the truth, at least their part of the truth. The CNA has done its job, the Guineans have done theirs, and they have made history. Believe me, we are determined to do our utmost to meet expectations.
Continuing his address, he said, “You can count on me. I will make sure that your efforts are not in vain, and that the free word of Guineans on their expression of truth and forgiveness is not an echo that dies in the silence of the drawers of oblivion. I will make it a point of honour.
Some suggestions from the conference report.
Among other recommendations, the commission suggested that the president should take care of the victims of violence during the demonstrations and provide material and psychological assistance.
In addition, the 100-page conclusions demand the regularisation of the situation of employees penalised by the freezing of accounts by their institutions and local authorities after 5 September 2021, as well as the regularisation of the situation of civilians and military personnel who were erroneously retired by the civil service.
Moreover, in the same vein, the document also envisages internal and external steps to come into possession of the country’s archives in order to write the general history of Guinea. And this work will be carried out by a scientific committee in order to preserve people’ s memory. The document also calls for the immediate establishment of a committee to implement the requirements.
Thus, after receiving the document, Colonel Doumbouya said, “To Guinean problems, the solutions will also be Guinean. ”
Furthermore, it should be noted that these national meetings were initiated by the president of the transition, which started in Conakry and in all the prefectures from 22 March to 29 April 2022.
The issues dealt with during this conference are, among others, those of memorial conflicts, political disputes of an institutional or electoral nature, and the growing difficulties of daily life, “dominated by endemic poverty and unemployment, galloping inflation and sometimes shortages”.