BUBANZA June 17th (ABP) – About 100 vulnerable households from Rugazi commune in Bubanza province (north-west Burundi) joined on Monday June 14 one of the community health mutuality cooperatives on site, with the financial support of a company that extracts minerals in that commune, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
Those 100 vulnerable households are from Kibuye village, in Rugazi commune and are made up of 21 Batwa households and four people living with disabilities, while the others are widows, widowers, divorcees and others.
They joined one of the mutual health community cooperatives of that commune, known under the name of “Garukiramagara”, with the financial support of a company extracting Coltan and Cassiterite on that hill of Kibuye, named “Rugazi mining company”.
That company paid for those people a sum of 3,565,000 BIF as membership fees which will allow them to benefit from medical care for one year.
Mr. Serges Havyarimana, legal representative of that mining company, indicates that he has seen fit to make that commendable gesture in order to contribute to the development of that village, by coming to the aid of people who are not able to work in their deposits.
Mr. Bernard Sinumvayaha, one of the beneficiaries living with disabilities, commends that good deed because, he said, he had been programmed for an operation on one of his legs, but the means did not allow him to support it, he confided.
As for the socio-cultural adviser to the governor of Bubanza province, Mr. Emmanuel Ngendabanka, he calls on the inhabitants of that province to join massively those cooperatives and associations of community health mutuality because, he believes, development would not be possible without good health.