GITEGA March 8th (ABP) – The Burundi Head of State, Mr. Évariste Ndayishimiye, met, behind closed doors, from March 4 to 5, 2022, in Gitega (central Burundi), the political capital of the country, the executives and senior executives of the country appointed by presidential decree, during a retreat organized under the theme “Good governance: productive public services”.
At the end of the activities, the spokesperson for the Head of State, Mrs. Évelyne Butoyi, revealed to the press that it was a meeting for exchanges, without pretexting, on the challenges faced by those officials in the exercise of their functions.
She said that this retreat was therefore aimed at correcting the situation to set the country on the path to development.
To achieve that, she continued, the Head of State provided advice to each other. He challenged them to be humble servants of the population, to preach by example, to respect the public good, to avoid corruption, to fight against economic embezzlement and to use new information technologies and communication.
According to Mrs. Butoyi, they will soon initiate administrative and economic reforms for more performance, with the objective of achieving double-digit economic growth in less than two years. For more precision, she indicated that the budgets of companies with public participation and those of personalized administrations will now have to be integrated into the general budget of the State, from July 2022.
She also pointed out that state officials will soon sign a code of ethics, specifying that this measure will concern everyone without exception, for greater efficiency and accountability. She also indicated that a commission has been created for this purpose, explaining that she will travel to all the ministries in order to draw up the inventory. That will facilitate the periodic evaluation of government action. This commission will also develop strategies aimed at achieving this objective, concluded the spokesperson for the President of the Republic of Burundi.