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The Head of State recommends to those responsible for state services to entrust themselves to God to calm their minds


Jan 26, 2022

GITEGA January 24th (ABP) – The Burundi Head of State, Mr. Évariste Ndayishimiye recommended to the managers of State services and ordinary citizens, on January 21, 2022, during the second day of the prayer of action of grace organized, in Gitega (center) by CNDD-FDD party, from January 20 to 22, 2022, to change their behavior to restore their image before God, to attract God’s graces and to be able to engage the country on the effective path of development.

Mr. Ndayishimiye shared his convictions with the participants in this prayer by saying that: “If each of us agreed to make an examination of conscience on his shortcomings to God and committed himself to the renunciation of these, no one doubts that Burundi would experience blessings and that it would propel itself, in a few years, into the concert of donor countries”.

Basing himself on the holy writings taken from the Bible, chapter 34 of the book of Ezekiel, he recommended to the heads of state and administrative services at all levels, to entrust to God their burdens of daily life, which encourage them to mismanage the goods in their charge. He explained to them at great length that entering into a relationship with God will lead them to do battle with baseness, citing among other things corruption, greed for power, misappropriation of public affairs, prostitution, injustice, arrogance, hypocrisy and dishonesty.

The President of the Republic of Burundi added to this that these behavioral deviations attract the wrath of God and he is quick to punish. To the governed, he let them know that they also have a portion of power either in the family or in their functions. Thus, he asked them to be artisans of social and security harmony to join the leaders of the country in its development.

Previously, a representative of the Muslim faith and this one of the Catholic Church had delivered their sermons. Their teachings centered on respect for hierarchy, the qualities of a leader and the importance of the word of God in the conduct of state affairs.