BUJUMBURA October 22nd (ABP) – The Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni declared, Wednesday October 20 at the Kigobe hemicycle, in front of the two assembled chambers of parliament, that the results of the achievements of the government program for the second half of the year, fiscal year 2020-2021 is 88% with a performance improvement of 7% compared to the first half. The completion rate of the 15 ministries of his government varies between 79 and 97%, he said, saying he was satisfied with it.
At the Ministry of the Interior, Public Security and Community Development, many Burundian refugees have been repatriated and reintegrated socio-economically. In addition, around 35 criminal gangs have been dismantled through joint crime prevention operations but also through search operations.
At the Ministry of National Defense and Veterans Affairs certain performance training at all levels has been provided.
On the infrastructure side, the Prime Minister mentioned in that case the rehabilitation of buildings in the military field, the construction of new ones, and fences.
Referring to the achievements of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Bunyoni said that around 180 minors in conflict with the law were transferred to civic re-education centers as around 5,000 detainees were released from the various prisons. At the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, 37 communal hospitals have been erected. The response campaigns against Covid-19 have been carried out across the country, he insisted. At the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, teachers have been recruited, books have been distributed to different schools across the country. Speaking of the challenges, the Prime Minister mainly mentioned the lack of financial means but also and above all the consequences of Covid-19.
Some parliamentarians raised some concerns. That is the case of a parliamentarian who indicated that 20,000 desks that were recommended in the report for the first half of the year were not manufactured. There is indeed a glaring lack of desks in several schools while a budget of around seven and a half billion francs (7,500,000,000) was provided for the equipment, they said.
The Prime Minister admits, however, that these desks were not completely manufactured, adding that there are others that have been repaired while indicating that this work continues.
Another MP pointed out the high score achieved by the justice ministry as the population and the head of state lament the service rendered by this sector. In this regard, the Prime Minister notifies that this question is in the hands of the head of state at the same time supreme magistrate from where decisions going in the direction of the recovery were taken and are being carried out. Other concerns resulting from this 2020-2021 half-year report were raised by these elected representatives and had a favorable outcome.