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The Speaker of the National Assembly has visited Kiganda commune


Nov 8, 2021

MURAMVYA November 8th (ABP) – The Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Gélase Daniel Ndabirabe, visited, on Thursday November 4, in Kiganda commune, Muramvya province (central-western Burundi), the modern farm housing 62 Frisian cows owned by the economic operator Jean Baptiste Simbare. Those 62 cows produce about 400 liters of milk per day; one of those cows produces alone 32 liters per day as indicated by Mr. Jean Baptiste Simbare and the veterinary technician of the modern farm visited.

Previously, the National Assembly Speaker had made a guided visit to the Kiganda Treaty tourist site. There, the tourist guide, Novence Nkeshimana, explained to visitors the highlights that made King Mwezi Gisabo agree to sign the Treaty of Kiganda. The meaning of that act was to save the Burundians after losing the fight against the Germans.

In his speech, the Speaker of the National Assembly appreciated the bravery and wisdom that characterized the valiant Badasigana fighters, as well as King Mwezi Gisabo, not to mention Bihome who was killed to save the life of the king.

Mr. Ndabirabe said he was satisfied with the information received during the visit guided very well by Novence Nkeshimana. To that end, he asked the ministry responsible for Communication to organize broadcasts, both nationally and internationally, of the events that have marked that historic place.

The speaker of the lower house of parliament also indicated that the Burundians will always demand from Germany and Belgium that colonized Burundi, to repair the wrongs caused to the Burundians since their invasion on the national territory, including 498 heads cattle ransomed via the Kiganda Treaty, from King Mwezi Gisabo.

On that occasion, the governor of Muramvya province, Diomède Nzambimana, on behalf of the people of that administrative entity, handed over a heifer to the Speaker of the National Assembly.

It is worth noting that the Speaker of the National Assembly was accompanied by MPs from the constituency of Muramvya on parliamentary recess, the provincial governor and heads of provincial services.