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The Head of State urges Burundians to roll up their sleeves to make Burundi a nation-state


Mar 15, 2022

MUYINGA March 14th (ABP) – The President of the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, on Friday March 11, urged Burundians to show patriotic love and build a Unitary state and not “a federal state” modeled on the Hutu-Tutsi and Twa ethnic divisions. A perception that sets the country back several decades.

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The Head of State launched that appeal at the Umuco stadium located in the capital of the province, during a session of moralization of the different socio-professional categories working in that entity and other natives of the province.

President Ndayishimiye is delighted with the step taken in the consolidation of peace and security. He asks all Burundians to mark other steps leading to the development of Burundi. It is a dear wish for the President of the Republic.

He calls on Burundians to banish laziness. For him, compatriots who have been on the school bench must marry the knowledge acquired with intelligence in order to develop the country. It is very surprising, he said, not to have a Burundian capable of carrying out studies for the construction of a paved road while the Road Agency of Burundi (ARB), is full of engineers.

President Ndayishimiye returned to governance. The idlers, the corrupt, the embezzlers of public property, … no longer have a place in the heart of the Head of State, he pointed out. It intends to digitize the key services of the State to fight against the slowness in the granting of service documents.

Addressing the security aspect, he invited Burundians to come together to fight against crime. “It is not possible that people continue to die when the country is not at war,” he lamented.

On that occasion, he announced flagship projects for the development of the country. Those include the electrification of all the communes that do not have it, the endowment of all the villages, drinking water for those that do not have it by 2025.

Also, the construction of new paved roads like Kobero-Nyarunazi, Rutana-Moso-Cankuzo and the one that will leave from the Kirira district via the heights of Bujumbura to arrive at Muramvya.

The economic capital Bujumbura will be linked to Gitega, the political capital by a highway, underlined the Head of State.

In the future, the State will set up “Smart City” with models of houses built to fight against ghost urbanization. In that case, he revealed, the wish is that all the provincial capitals are connected by highways.

He called on communal administrators to build high offices that will house decentralized services from ministries.