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The making of bricks intended to erect decent housing for Batwa families in Kirundo commune has been launched


May 27, 2021

KIRUNDO May 26th (ABP) – The governor’s chief of staff, Mr. Eric Nduwayezu together with the administrator of Kirundo commune, Mr. Viateur Habimana joined the people from Yaranda village in Kirundo commune and province (northern Burundi) on Saturday May 22, 2021 for the official launch of the making of bricks intended to erect decent housing for 10 families from the Batwa community, a check by ABP revealed.

The project was initiated by the President of the Republic, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, during his visit to Kirundo province, two months ago, after passing through the straw huts of some Batwa families.

On the same day, he had promised to grant 300 iron sheets for 10 identified houses as well as 2 pigs for each household.

The Head of State had the opportunity to ask the people from the same locality to prepare to help build those houses.

In his speech after the work, the governor’s chief of staff warmly thanked the President of the Republic, the initiator of the said project. He said that Yaranda village should serve as an example for other villages to avoid building straw houses while adding that Kirundo province plans to eradicate unworthy men. In order to support those Batwa families, each household based in Yaranda village has set itself the goal of making 45 bricks.

Mr. Nduwayezu said that the handing over of those houses is scheduled for August.