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PARCEM pleads for the cancellation of the recent measure limiting the circulation space of motorcycles, bicycles and tuk-tuks in Bujumbura City Council


Mar 7, 2022

BUJUMBURA March 4th (ABP) – The chairman and director of the organization “Word and action for the awakening of consciences and the evolution of mentalities (PARCEM) Mr. Faustin Ndikumana, organized, Thursday, March 3, 2022, a meeting press release to clarify a message addressed to the Minister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security, to cancel the recent measure limiting the circulation space of motorcycles, bicycles and tuk-tuks in the town hall of Bujumbura, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

Mr. Ndikumana proposed to the government to play on the speed of vehicle traffic, the highway code which invites to circulate at 50km / hour, equip the police and install cameras to monitor speeding, discourage drivers in poor condition of intoxication, to be rigorous in the granting of the permits and in the technical control.

They must also introduce computerized data sheets to once monitor the discipline of drivers, confiscate their licenses two or three times when there is speeding.

According to the PARCEM representative, the household vehicle ownership rate is lower. Given that Bujumbura is an economic capital, with a poverty rate of 60%, there is a lack of quality and quantity of buses and OTRACO cannot immediately prepare buses to deal with this problem. He also pointed out that the limitation of the workspace of motorcycles, bicycles and tuk-tuks can lead to banditry, intense poverty while the President of the Republic invites young people in self-promotion activities. These means of transport play a very important role in the supply of food.


The current geopolitics, the crises, the war in Ukraine can bring the population into a context where the price of fuel can increase exorbitantly. He also asked the authorities concerned to cancel the recent measure of limitation of the space of circulation, and to base themselves on the constitution in its article 64 saying that all the field relates to the freedom of people, the movement of goods and security.