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The Minister in charge of Trade calls on traders to work in accordance with the law


Sep 26, 2021

KAYANZA September 20th (ABP) – The Minister of Commerce, Transport, Industry and Tourism, Mrs. Capitoline Niyonizigiye, with the Directors General within that Ministry and the Secretary-General of the Federal Chamber of Commerce and The industry in Burundi (CFCIB), met on September 16, 2021, at the headquarters of Kayanza Province (North), economic operators and young entrepreneurs in that province.

It was a question of talking about the challenges they face in their daily activities and proposing sustainable solutions, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

In his reception speech, the governor of Kayanza Province, Rémy Cishahayo, said peace and security are in good standing over the entire extent of the province.

To that end, he invited economic operators and young entrepreneurs in that province to take advantage of the dividends of this security with a view to reducing their commercial activities.

Governor Cishahayo also said that units of transformations are ridden from day to day and that his wish is that Kayanza province becomes an industrial capital in the near future.

For its part, the Secretary General of the Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Burundi (CFCIB), indicated that no country around the world can in no case develop without the assistance and the intervention of economic operators.

                                                                              View of the participants

He commended the Government’s initiative through the Ministry of Trade in its attributions that organizes meetings with traders to encourage them to move forward.

Taking the floor in turn, Minister Niyonizigiye has arrested traders, Kayanza’s economic operators to work in transparency and to immerse themselves of the law governing trade.

As for young entrepreneurs, she called them to follow the path traced by their elders to evolve in their business.

During the interventions, the representative of the production and processing cooperative of wheat (COPROTAB), proposed to the Ministry of Commerce in its powers to organize visits in large companies like Minolac and Azam for the purpose of exchanging experience and strengthen their abilities.

Here, the Secretary General of CFFCB promised that very soon that visit will be made in one of the companies. Some traders have asked the Burundian Standardization and Quality Control Office to sanction companies hacking products. As a response, the BBN interim director general invited the administration to remain vigilant to unmask the activities of those companies.

Regarding Brarudi products that are sometimes not found in some bistros, one of the wholesalers asked why the lack of those products and as a response, the Director-General of Trade indicated that Brarudi has increased the quantity of these products since 2017 but that the Galloping demography and young people who are not the age required to consume these products would be the causes of that insufficiency.

Note that in the margins of that meeting, Minister Niyonizigiye visited IMENA SOMA USUBIRE manufacturing liquor and alcoholic beverages based on banana. That company belonging to a businessman named Anicet Ndoricimpa, erected in Kinga village.

She also visited the dry port under construction at Maruri village of the headquarters of Kayanza Province.