KARUSI July 24th (ABP) – The second deputy president of the Senate, Mr. Cyriaque Nshimirimana, declared on Thursday July 22, 2021 during his parliamentary visit to Karusi (central-eastern Burundi), that local officials-elect must guarantee the political order without fear of upcoming elections and that this is in their commitment. Among the duties of village officials-elect are the safeguarding of peace and security, the protection of the environment, the education of children, the health of the local people, the management of possible conflicts; in short, everything relating to life of all the people.
Some failing officials-elect are thinking about the next propaganda and fear the decision-making or appropriate measures to win sympathy, even those at fault, Mr. Nshimirimana deplored. It is then high time to go beyond this behavior and assume the responsibilities as agreed, he insisted.
The second deputy president of the Senate took the opportunity to recall the duties of parliamentarians. Their tasks are studying and passing laws, monitoring and evaluating government actions, visiting and listening to the complaints of the people.
It should be noted that this meeting enabled the victims of the 1972 crisis to give testimonies on the events. On the same occasion, the second deputy president of the Senate joined the people of Muyange village in Bugenyuzi commune in the works consisting of digging anti-erosion pits.