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France releases approximately 2 billion BIF to support economic and financial governance in Burundi


Jan 26, 2022

BUJUMBURA January 24th (ABP) – The Ministry of Public Service, Labor and Employment in collaboration with the French Embassy in Burundi officially launched, this Friday, January 21, 2022 in Bujumbura, a support project for Economic and Financial Management in Burundi (PAGEF), to support three institutions, namely the National School of Administration (ENA), the Higher Institute of Business Management (ISGE) and the Court of Auditors.

In his speech for the occasion, the Assistant to the Minister in charge of the public service Mr. Adolphe Banyikwa indicated that this project aims to improve the services of the ENA, the ISGE and the Court of Auditors in particular in building the capacity of trainers in adult training techniques, identifying the training needs of inspectors, building the capacity of ENA trainers in administration and in the digital transition of the State for ENA.

That project will also enable those institutions to master the management of public finances, the administrative and financial management of cooperatives, the preparation for the functions of chartered accountants for the ISGE and ENA and those selected for the Court of Auditors will make it possible to increase the capacities of trainers from ISGE and ENA, executives and partners of the Court of Auditors to be comfortable in the services that these three institutions provide to their usual users, he added.

According to Mr. Banyikwa, the PAGEF project launched by the French Embassy in Burundi is an eloquent sign of a warming of diplomatic relations between Burundi and France. This is how he encouraged other partners to continue in this perspective in order to contribute to the success of the National Plan for the Development of Burundi (PND2018-2027).

The Ambassador of France to Burundi Mr. Jérémie Blin, who enhanced these ceremonies with his presence, indicated that the PAGEF project will last a period of 15 months with a budget of 900,000 euros, or approximately 2 billion of Burundian francs. He also indicated that France will continue to promote the development of Burundi by working in the guideline defined by the President of the Republic Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye.

In addition, Mr. Blin pointed out that, during this project, France will support the ENA in strengthening the management of the performance of the public administration. It will, among other things, help the ISGE in capacity building for the training of public institutions and the Court of Auditors in strengthening the technical capacities and the efficiency of the services of this institution, he continued.

According to him, this project will help the beneficiaries to have skills that will allow them to work well, but also is a real testimony that shows a positive progress in the strengthening of relations between France and Burundi, he said.