“A total of 1,175 people received reparation under the compensation program that was launched on Aug. 4, 2015,” PNCS director Marietou Kone said when she addressed the press in Abidjan.
Those compensated were chosen from a group of 3,500 people representing the victims who died and 1,000 others who were injured and who were the first to be identified by PNCS.
The compensation process was officially launched on Aug. 4 by President Alassane Ouattara who announced that over 2 million U.S. dollars had been set aside for the operation.
The National Commission for Reconciliation and Compensation of Victims has identified a total of 158,238 victims of Cote d’Ivoire’s post-election crisis.
The operation also targeted victims or relatives of victims who died during several crises that occurred in Cote d’Ivoire since 1990, the year for restoration of multipartyism.
The two decades that followed witnessed a coup in 1999 and an armed rebellion in 2002, culminating in the 2010-2011 post-election crisis that left at least 3,000 people dead. Enditem