GITEGA November 5th (ABP) – The President of the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, opened on Wednesday November 3, at the presidential palace of Gitega (central Burundi), the work of a two-day government retreat bringing together members of the government.
The objective of that retreat is to make an evaluation of the activities of the government of this year nearing completion and to adopt together the adequate strategies to improve the performances in the different sectors of the national life, in this case the security, justice, human rights, economic and socio-cultural development for the well-being of the people.
That retreat constitutes an adequate framework offered to members of the government to evaluate the achievements recorded during this year in serving citizens in various fields. It is also a frame conducive to realizing the state of access of the people to necessary needs such as water and electricity, transport of goods and people, as well as information and communication technologies.
The President of the Republic recalled that it is the government which must guarantee the promotion of quality education, the development of the sector of industry, agriculture and livestock, and tourism.
That retreat is also an appropriate opportunity for members of the government to analyze the state of play of the good management of the national heritage. They will also discuss the mechanisms to be put in place to improve the living conditions of civil servants at the end of their career as well as the people’s access to health care.
President Ndayishimiye also stressed that the government must get involved in promoting the economy of Burundi which has essential potentialities, in that case the fertile land, the intellectual elite and so on.
He also called on members of the government to ensure the preservation of morals and preserve culture through patriotic education.
That retreat will also allow members of the government to jointly adopt adequate solutions to the challenges raised as we move towards the end of the year. The strategies adopted will serve as responses to the challenges encountered and, consequently, will improve performance in favor of the economic and social living conditions of the people.