KAYANZA March 22nd (ABP) – The administrator of Matongo commune in Kayanza province (northern Burundi), Mrs. Alice Nsabiyumva, went to the Ruganza zone on Monday to collect the grievances of the people. She was accompanied by her adviser in charge of development, the communal commissioner as well as the presiding judge of the Matongo Residence Court, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
Most of the questions asked in the Ruganza zone concern land disputes. By way of illustration, 54 families from the Ruganza village represented by a certain Etienne Mbonimpa indicated that they ceded their land properties for the construction of the provincial university of Kayanza two years ago, but that they have not so far benefited from compensation while their families languish in misery.
Mr. Mbonimpa asked the communal administration to ensure the advocacy so that they benefit from the compensations.
Reacting to that concern, the communal administrator of Matongo said that she was aware of the issue and that the construction project of the provincial university does not concern the Matongo commune alone but it is rather an inter-communal project. However, she informed that the commune is waiting for a letter of transfer of State land from the ministry responsible for the properties, so that those inhabitants of the Ruganza village are restored in their rights. Other issues raised concern socio-family conflicts.