CANKUZO August 20th (ABP) – The Deputy President of the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Prosper Bazombanza joined, on Thursday August 19, 2021, the people of Kigamba commune in Cankuzo province (eastern Burundi) in the activities of plotting of the contour lines in Rwamvura village, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
The deputy president said that the objective of that activity is to protect the environment, for the benefit of the people.
He also said that the contour lines are used to stop the runoff to be able to increase the quantity of water in sources and, therefore, in standpipes commonly called “Rusengo”, explained the vice-president.
He called on the people to stop planting eucalyptus trees near water sources because, he explained, their roots suck this water when it is constantly needed.
In addition, fodder crops will be planted, especially since, since October, the permanent housing policy will be applied.
That will allow increased agricultural production, manure and milk, according to the deputy president.
He congratulated the cooperative societies for the collective development program.
They are allowed to ask the competent authorities for unused land with an area of two hectares to exploit it.
From the State, those cooperatives will receive selected seeds and chemical fertilizer in order to improve the harvest. He added that youth and women’s banks are there for their development.
As for the animals living in the Ruvubu National Park and which damage the fields of the people, he promised that a commission of experts will study the strategies to be taken.
To the problem related to the lack of desks for some schools, Mr. Bazombanza said that aid is planned for the whole country through the ministry having education in its attributions.
In addition, parents are called upon to give a contribution on their part because, he said, it is in the common interest.
He invited the pupils and their parents to prepare in time for the purchase of school materials because their delay can encourage price increases among traders. The latter were asked to respect the prices taking into account the purchase price and to pay the tax each time because, pointed out Mr. Prosper Bazombanza, it is the tax that is used in the implementation development work.
The deputy president of the Republic called on the people to take advantage of the peace and security that reign throughout the country, recalling that the country has already returned to Group A of countries which respect human rights.
He did not forget to sensitize the people to respect barrier measures against Covid-19 such as regular hand washing with soap and clean water and wearing a mask. The people should also avoid sharing beer through the common use of camels.