GITEGA November 2nd (ABP) – The Burundian senators, meeting Wednesday October 27 in plenary assembly in the hemicycle of Gitega (central Burundi), unanimously adopted the bill on missions, composition, organization and functioning of the National Security Council (CNS).
The session, led by the Senate President, Mr. Emmanuel Sinzohagera, was marked by the presence of the Minister of Justice, Mrs. Jeanine Nibizi, who had represented the government to present the said bill to the senators and enlighten them on its important aspects.
Speaking of the interest of that bill, Mrs. Nibizi indicated that the revision of that law is necessary, given that the mandate of the members of the council expired in August 2020. She specified that it is imperative that the new members be appointed after the amendment of articles 5, 10, 11 and 17 of the law in force in order to adapt to the new structure of government. The other reason that militates in favor of the revision of this law is to provide the National Security Council with a permanent secretariat for monitoring and evaluation of its missions, she added.
Previously, Mrs. Nibizi had indicated that the current National Security Council is governed by Law No. 1/23 of August 31, 2008. This law refers to the 2005 constitution while the current constitution dates from 2018. Thus, she concluded, the bill under analysis is being revised to comply with the constitution in force.