KAYANZA November 29th (ABP) – In its journey through all the provinces of the country, the Torch of Peace was welcomed in Kayanza province (northern Burundi) on the afternoon of on Thursday. He was from Muramvya province (center-west). The ceremonies were enhanced by the presence of the President of the National Assembly Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe in the company of other MPs elected in the constituency of Kayanza as well as heads of both provincial and communal services of the said province a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
The ceremony of handing over the Torch of Peace to the governor of Kayanza took place at the Nkokoma river, which straddles the communes of Bukeye and Matongo respectively of the provinces of Muramvya and Kayanza. The governors of the latter thus proceeded to the handing over and resumption of this torch of peace which, afterwards, illuminated the work consisting in the mixing of concrete for the construction of the provincial office of Kayanza under construction.
In his welcoming speech, the governor of Kayanza, Colonel Rémy Cishahayo indicated that the finishing work remains in the construction of this three-storey building. He pointed out that Kayanza province has other flagship projects including the construction of the Polytechnic University of Kayanza which will be built in Matongo commune of this province.
Speaking in turn, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe, pointed out that the Torch of Peace is an eloquent sign of peace. For that, the population of Burundi must take advantage of it to increase production. “May this torch of peace open our hearts,” he continued, calling on the population to forgive each other.
The Torch of Peace was subsequently carried to the Rwegura hydroelectric dam where it was handed over to Cibitoke province (north-west).