BUJUMBURA November 2nd (ABP) – On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Burundi National Assembly, at the Kigobe hemicycle, closed the ordinary parliamentary session of August 2021.
During his closing address, the Speaker of the national assembly, Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe said that during the August session, 8 bills were analyzed and adopted. He cited the draft rules of procedure of the National Assembly, the draft law N ° 1/11 of July 14, 2009 on the creation, organization and functioning of the OBR, the draft law regulating migration in Burundi, the draft of organic law on the missions, composition, organization and functioning of the National Security Council, the bill on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the grant agreement N ° 8580-BI between the Republic of Burundi and the international association of development (IDA), relating to the financing of the project to support the improvement of skills and employability of women and young people (PACEJ) in Burundi.
View of the MPS at the close of the ordinary parliamentary session of August 2021
At the level of government action control, three members of the government including the Minister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security, Mr. Gervais Ndirakobuca, the Minister of Justice, Mrs. Jeanine Nibizi and the Minister of Infrastructure, Equipment and Social Housing, Mr. Deogratias Nsanganiyumwami were invited to an oral questioning session.
According to the Speaker of the National Assembly, the latter came to provide clarifications on the assessment carried out by the standing committee on public accounts and finance, economic affairs and planning after a field visit throughout the country, with the objective of inquiring about the different levels for the registration of a land domain, the taxes set at each stage and to see if the law has been observed. He also said that the MPs also addressed oral questions to two ministers including that of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Domitien Ndihokubwayo and that of Trade, Transport, Industry and of Tourism, Mrs. Capitoline Niyonizigiye, for more information on the collection and immediate post-harvest management of maize.
In the social sector, the members of the office of the National Assembly met the people during various meetings on development, organized in their constituencies.
We also attended a meeting of the natives of Kayanza province who proceeded to the adoption of the internal regulations of the inter-municipal grouping of Kayanza (GICOK) with the objective of setting up the Polytechnic Higher Institute of Kayanza (ISPKA).
In terms of capacity building, the Association of Women Parliamentarians of Burundi (AFEPABU), in collaboration with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie (APF) has benefited from training sessions on the themes “parliament and the rights of the man “and” the economic empowerment of women in rural areas “.
At the level of parliamentary diplomacy, a parliamentary delegation attended by the First Vice Speaker of the National Assembly, Mrs. Sabine Ntakarutimana attended the 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments held in Vienna, Austria and jointly organized by the inter-parliamentary union (IPU) and the United Nations.
As the Speaker of the national assembly, he participated in Djibouti, in the 76th session of the executive committee and in the 43rd conference of presidents of the national parliamentary assemblies of the African Parliamentary Union (UPA). On that occasion, he visited the site where the offices of the embassy and the residence of the Ambassador of Burundi are being erected in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
Mr. Ndabirabe reported that on October 20 of this year, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Burundi presented to parliament the report of the achievements of the second half of the 2020-2021 fiscal year. During the discussions, special attention was paid to the issue of management of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The National Assembly has taken note of the arrival on Burundian soil of the first doses of vaccination against Covid-19 and is following in the footsteps of the government which advocates voluntary and conscious vaccination. It will continue to encourage the Burundians to apply barrier measures.
In general, it is satisfied with the government’s achievements and congratulates it on its performance in implementing the planned actions. He also took that opportunity to thank the Head of State, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye for having launched the growing season A in the field exploited by the SOCODEPAN cooperative of the National Assembly located in Nyamugari of Karusi province in Buhiga commune.
Mr. Ndabirabe wished the MPs happy holidays, also explaining that it is an opportunity offered to get even closer to the people in order to support them in their activities, including those of the growing season A which has just started.