BUJUMBURA February 16th (ABP) – The Minister of Interior, Community Development and Public Security, Mr. Gervais Ndirakobuca hosted on Tuesday, February 15th 2022, in Bujumbura, a joint planning meeting for the steering committee, development partners, namely the United Nations Agencies and Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs) as well as the executives of this ministry, in order to discuss the Annual Action Plan (PAA 2022-2023) that the ministry has prepared under the development program budget. The Minister Ndirakobuca indicated that this meeting is part of the framework of consultation, collaboration and synergy initiated by the President of the Republic, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye and the government of Burundi which is guided by the guiding principle around this synergy.
He also indicated that it was a question of making contact between the steering committee which was set up to help in the preparation of that AAP and the development partners, before pointing out that this meeting is a good opportunity to integrate certain actions of development partners into government programs. During the presentation of that PAA, the Director General having planning under his supervision within the Ministry of Interior, Community Development and Public Security Mr. Onésphore Mbazumutima pointed out that during this year 2022- 2023, the ministry would like to digitize state services, specifying that 50 municipalities have already been selected at the national level. He further pointed out that the ministry plans to digitize the collection of taxes and communal expenses, monitor the projects of hillside cooperatives and support the communes in the construction and rehabilitation of basic socio-economic infrastructure as well as the construction of halls and accommodation of the Social Police Institution (ISP).
During the exchanges, those who spoke returned to their commitments. The one who represented the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has, for his part, agreed to support and facilitate the reintegration of returnees. For his part, the UNICEF representative in that meeting returned to what concerns child protection and agreed to contribute in that area. Before ending the meeting, The Minister Ndirakobuca thanked the partners for the participation and their contribution to the validation of that program as well as the support they continue to show for the implementation of those activities. He asked the people to take responsibility in order to avoid failures during the realization of the PAA 2022-2023.