Fambul Tok staff in Kono district has started refresher training sessions for Grievance Redress Committees members starting with 4 sections-(Bayafeh, Bafinfeh, Bayakor and Moindekor) Gbense chiefdom. Old GRC members were trained alongside new members that replaced those that have migrated to other places. A total of 80 participants were drawn from the four sections and sessions were held in different sectional headquarter towns
It started in Bayakor section, with debriefing by old GRC members. According to Sia Sam, Secretary for the GRCs, said they have mediated several cases including land dispute between Koakor and Faada villages which was settled amicably.
Lilian Morsay, Fambul Tok staff gave detailed background of Fambul Tok values, dos and don’ts. The session also dealt with conflicts, steps in mediation, cases GRCs should mediate and communication. She said before the end of the month, GRCs would have been retrained in all sections in the chiefdom
Chairlady of the section, Amie Fonjah commended Fambul Tok for the timely refresher training as this has equipped them to help other communities and work harder for the development of their section and the chiefdom.
After the four sessions, banners were supplied to new members as a sign of recognition in their communities. The Human security project in Gbense,Kamara and Soa chiefdoms is supported by United Nations Development Programme. The sessions will continue in Kamara and Soa chiefdoms