KAYANZA November 23rd (ABP) – The Permanent Executive Secretariat of the National Commission for Social Protection (SEP / CNPS) organized on Friday November 19, in the capital of Kayanza province (northern Burundi), a coordination workshop for social protection projects and programs working in this province, for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the social protection sector, administrative officials at the commune level as well as other stakeholders in the said sector.
In his speech for the occasion, the administrative and financial director within the SEP / CNPS, Mr. Désiré Niyiburana, indicated that the government of Burundi considers the SEP / CNPS as a real pillar of the sustainable development of the country. He took the opportunity to ask NGOs to present their projects to the administration, the areas of intervention as well as the beneficiaries. Partners working in the social protection sector were also invited to develop projects bringing a positive and remarkable impact for the beneficiary population and to extend their projects to avoid duplication of their activities with other partners.
For Mr. Niyiburana, some civil society organizations intervening in the field of social protection are scattered in different provinces while the impact remains insignificant, hence the administrators were recommended to closely and rigorously monitor the achievements of the NGOs that claim to support the social protection sector.
Speaking in turn, the governor of Kayanza, Colonel Rémy Cishahayo, said that the committees responsible for social protection have been set up in all the communes of this province and that they are at work. However, he deplored the fact that some civil society organizations working in the field do not provide reports to the provincial administration, which, for him, proves that they do not want to highlight what they are doing. He thus asked the latter to pull themselves together, especially by involving the administration in their achievements, from their development to their implementation.