BUJUMBURA September 13th (ABP) – The Minister of Justice, Mrs. Jeanne Nibizi, was Friday September 10 in the urban commune of Ntahangwa where she met the people of the place, administrative officials, magistrates and elected officials of the city of Bujumbura to inquire about the grievances of the people in connection with the pending cases at the level of Justice, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
The representative of the mayor of the Bujumbura city, Mr. Ramadan Nkurikiye, wanted there to be close collaboration between the judicial authorities and the administration, especially since the administrative authorities are closer to the population. That collaboration will allow the rapid execution of the judgments given because, indicated Mr. Nkurikiye, the delays which are made in the treatment of the files are the source of insecurity in the districts and households.
The Minister of Justice, Mrs. Jeanne Nibizi, said that her visit was aimed at finding solutions to the problems that the people of the Bujumbura City are encountering in the sector of justice but also to give the progress of cases requesting review or annulment of judgments.
“The economic capital should be well served in justice to allow investors to feel at ease,” said Mrs. Nibizi, adding that justice goes hand in hand with development.
According to Minister Nibizi, the President’s injunction to render justice to litigants has had positive effects because, she said, cases that had been pending for several years were taken out of the drawers to be dealt with.
“The files will now be judged chronologically, according to their date of registration,” said the Minister of Justice, who found the complaints of the people to be well founded.
Mrs. Nibizi, who reminded magistrates to keep in mind that no one is above the law, advised them to show professionalism and humility. However, she admitted, some members of the body of Justice are very dedicated and pride of justice, while there are others who dishonor this body by behaving like commissioners or thieves.
The Minister of Justice announced that those trip fields of that kind will soon be organized in the urban communes of Mukaza and Muha to listen to the grievances of the people and find, if necessary, related solutions.