BUBANZA July 28th (ABP) – The second deputy president of the Senate, Mr. Cyriaque Nshimirimana, met on Tuesday July 27, at the headquarters of Musigati commune, Bubanza province (north-west of Burundi), the inhabitants of Musigati and Bubanza communes. They discussed the role of leaders in the well-being of the people, and the painful past of Burundi, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
In his speech, the second deputy president of the Senate indicated that different leaders, especially village administrative officials, must act as a good father, be guarantors of security on their villages, promote good cohabitation, act impartially and be a good reference for their people.
He called on the officials-elect to increase the number of meetings. As for the members of the communal councils, they must organize trips to their communes in order to inquire about the situation prevailing in their localities and to give their contribution to the well-being of the inhabitants on the spot, the check by ABP revealed.
As for the painful past that Burundi endured in 1972, Mr. Nshimirimana said that the choice of 1972 was guided by the fact that the cyclical crises that have grieved the country are the consequence of what happened in 1972, but also explanations of what happened are full of speculation. He also indicated that this institution has tackled the painful past of that date in order to support the work of the TRC, to promote the memory and to value the victims, to give the opportunity to those who know something about it to provide their testimonies, to give the true qualification of what happened and to plan the rehabilitation of the descendants of the victims and those of the perpetrators.
That person in authority invites the Burundians to go beyond everything that differentiates them and to combine their efforts towards a peaceful Burundi. Note that some survivors of 1972 gave testimonies of what they experienced.