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The National Assembly has solemnly begun the parliamentary session of December 2021

ByWebmaster

Dec 7, 2021

BUJUMBURA December 6th (ABP) – The National Assembly began its parliamentary session on Wednesday December 1, 2021 after a month’s vacation in order to continue its mission of passing laws and monitoring government action.

In his opening speech, the President of the National Assembly Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe indicated that the National Assembly will analyze in standing committees and in plenary sessions draft laws registered and sent by the government.

The President of the National Assembly indicated that the National Assembly will analyze the bill on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the agreement amending for the second time, the partnership agreement between the members of the group of states of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific and the European community and its member states. He also indicated that the National Assembly will analyze the bill on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the agreement on the establishment of the East Africa standby force, the bill on accession by the Republic of Burundi to the 1954 convention relating to the status of stateless persons.

                                                                                                                              View of the participants at the opening of the session

Mr. Ndabirabe also indicated that the National Assembly will analyze the bill on the accession, by the Republic of Burundi, to the 1961 convention on the reduction of statelessness. It will, moreover, analyze the bill revising law number 1/21 of December 31, 2010 amending law number 1/15 of April 29, 2006 relating to the statutes of the officers of the National Defense force of Burundi and those non-commissioned officers and the bill on the status of officers and brigadiers of the national police of Burundi as well as that of agents of the national police of Burundi.

The National Assembly will also analyze the bill amending certain provisions of the social protection code in Burundi and revaluation of pensions for the public sector as well as the bill on the ratification, by the Republic of Burundi, of the protocol on the privileges and immunities of the East African community and so on.

The Speaker of the National Assembly did not forget to recall the activities carried out by the members of the National Assembly during that month of vacation, indicating that they animated moralization sessions and participated in the various community development work in the provinces of Muramvya, Mwaro, Bubanza, Rumonge, Muyinga, Bujumbura Cankuzo and Kayanza where they met administrative officials, representatives of religious denominations, promoters of agro-pastoral projects as well as citizens grouped together in cooperative societies.

During those meetings, he indicated that the members of the AN discussed several subjects like the old concept of “Imana – Umwami – Uburundi” which changed the meaning to become “Imana – Burundi – Abenegihugu”. He also said that they discussed other subjects such as the functioning of state institutions, the country’s policy based on the promotion of modern agriculture and livestock, the fight against the spread of covid-19 pandemic, safeguarding peace and security and the qualities of a good leader and so on.

They also visited some tourist places to promote tourism in Burundi and the Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Burundi (ISABU) to support the research of selected seeds, he said.