BUJUMBURA September 13th (ABP) – The President of the Republic of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye, proceeded, Friday September 10, 2021 in Bujumbura, to the official launch of the activities of the general census of the people, housing, agriculture and livestock farming in Burundi (RGPHAE-2022), to MPs, members of the government, representatives of the diplomatic and consular corps accredited in Bujumbura, representatives of international and local NGOs and others.
In his occasional speech, the President of the Republic indicated that this census will be different from the others which preceded the fact that the latter includes the sector of agriculture and breeding. He added that modern techniques will be used to decrease the time to do that job.
Regarding the financial means necessary for this census, the Burundian number one indicated that Burundi already has two billion Burundian francs this year against an amount of 48,566,797,000 Burundian francs which is necessary for that purpose.
He took that opportunity to invite Burundians and partners to give their contribution to fill that void.
President Ndayishimiye also called on the people to be present to register for that census and to answer questions from enumerators for the smooth running of that work.
Mr. Ndayishimiye pointed out that whoever does not appear for the registration of that census will be considered as a non-citizen of Burundi.
He asked the people to comply with the figures coming from that census for the change of mentality in relation to the limitation of births.
The Head of State appealed to enumerators to use their techniques and means properly so that this census does not exceed the 21-day period reserved for that census. He invited those enumerators to perform well the task assigned to them during that enumeration period.
For the Minister of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Domitien Ndihokubwayo, he indicated that this census will be used to know the number of the people living in the Burundian territory, their age categories, their way of life as well as means that will allow them to live.
He also indicated that this census will allow the knowledge of young people living in Burundi so that the State can make efforts to support them so that they achieve their best future.
Minister Ndihokubwayo said that the figures resulting from this census will be used in several sectors of the life of the country, adding that they will be used to know the state of play of the habitat of Burundian citizens, and of the straw houses located on the territory of Burundi.
He also specified that this census will be used to identify people in a situation of poverty so that the State can take measures allowing the people to have good housing and the identification of public infrastructure. He also said that this census will be used to know the state of progress of the agricultural and livestock sector so that the State can prepare favorable projects in that sector.