BUBANZA May 25th (ABP) – The governor of Bubanza province, Mr. Cléophas Nizigiyimana, has suspended rice growing along the Kajeke River because, according to him, its overflow continues to cause a lot of human and material damage, he said this in Gihanga commune (north-west of Burundi), during community development work carried out on Saturday May 22.
Those community development works consisted of the rehabilitation of the 5th crossroads and the cleaning of the gutters along that road, which currently ensures the transport of goods and people between the provinces of Bubanza and Bujumbura, pending the reconstruction of the bridge over the Murago River on the RN9.
Torrential rains that fell in Bubanza province caused the Kajeke river to overflow, and rice farmers who diverted it for irrigation saw their fields damaged, i.e. 731 hectares of damaged fields, 116 houses destroyed, damaged roads, to name but a few.
In his speech, the governor of Bubanza province asked those who used the Kajeke River for irrigating fields to stop growing rice there and grow subsistence crops.
He invited local elected officials to always follow closely the development projects that are being implemented in their respective localities.