MURAMVYA June 4th (ABP) – The Independent National Human Rights Commission (CNIDH) closed on Thursday, June 3, a two-day exchange workshop on human rights in the premises of the Bazelodge hotel in Muramvya (center-west of Burundi), for the governors and communal administrators from the western provinces of the country: Bubanza, Bujumbura, Cibitoke, Muramvya and Bujumbura City Council. The meeting participants included representatives of the commander of the 1st Military Division and the regional police commissioner, the presidents of the Courts of Appeal and High Courts and the prosecutors, as well as the heads of provincial and communal services working in the aforementioned provinces.
According to some participants, the workshop was very beneficial as they had additional knowledge through the reminder of certain criminal proceedings.
They said everyone understands where their skills begin and end.
As for the governor of Bujumbura province, Mr. Désiré Nsengiyumva, who had the opportunity to make a presentation, he indicated that he took as a basis the Burundian constitution which contains articles on the people’s rights.
Speaking of the results from those training workshops, the Chairman of the Independent National Human Rights Commission, Sixte Vigny Nimuraba, indicated that he appreciated the presence of the various authorities – at more than 90% – as well as the interactions and the interventions that took place during that training in all the regions as they were considered to be productive. According to him, people have spoken openly, exchanged and made commitments to improve where there is something wrong. Dr Sixte Vigny Nimuraba said that this is a good harvest which encourages the CNIDH because it is registering a positive change.