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Families affected by church collapse in Gisagara commune have been assisted with food or not food


Sep 27, 2021

CANKUZO September 27th (ABP) – The Minister of National Solidarity, Human Rights and Gender, Mrs. Imelde Sabushimike with the Minister of Communication, Information Technologies and Media, Mrs. Marie Chantal Nijimbere, handed over, Friday, September 24, 2021, assistance to the 29 families of the victims of the collapse of the Catholic Church, under construction in Kigati village in Gisagara commune of Cankuzo province (eastern part of the country), a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

That aid consisted of corn flour, night blankets, loincloths, hoes, washing soaps, casseroles, palm oil and rice.

In her speech, Mrs. Sabushimike thanked neighboring families for the spirit of solidarity that characterized them and invited them to continue in this direction during times of misfortune or happiness. She finally reiterated the State’s commitment to pay the costs of medical care that those patients are currently benefiting from.

As for Mrs. Nijimbere, she called on the people of Cankuzo to go about their daily activities in order to fight against famine, and to safeguard peace and security.

The governor of Cankuzo province, Boniface Banyiyezako thanked the State for this assistance given to the vulnerable via the ministry in charge of National Solidarity.

You will know that among the 29 victims, 10 died, four are still hospitalized at the various hospitals in Bujumbura while the others have returned to their respective families.

After that activity, Minister Sabushimike gave notebooks to pupils of Twa ethnic families in Gatungurwe village in Cankuzo commune and province.

She calls on the people of the Batwa community in Gatungurwe village to join development cooperatives as well.

After the activity of assisting the families of the victims of the collapsed church, the two ministers paid a visit to the families of the Batwa community to see their daily life.

Those families have been called upon to take significant care of their children by educating them and monitoring their state of health.

Minister Nijimbere called on them to get on with development work and to renounce idleness, drug use and excessive alcohol consumption.

She also called on these families to consolidate peace and security in their households and in the community as a whole. That community has finally been called on to protect itself against Covid-19 by respecting the barrier measures against this pandemic and other advice given by health workers and the administration.