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The Burundi Revenue Authority is asked to levy tax on large agricultural productions

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Mar 22, 2022

GITEGA March 22nd (ABP) – Burundi Head of State Évariste Ndayishimiye has contributed ten million of our francs for the construction of a sports ground under construction in the urban center of Gitega, in the commune and province of Gitega (central Burundi). It was on Saturday, March 19, 2022, during the community development work he carried out alongside the people of the urban center of Gitega. That contribution is equivalent to the tax he would have to pay to the Burundi Revenue Authority (OBR). But he deplored that this unfortunately has not been done for food production. Thus, President Ndayishimiye asked that institution to remove such a shortcoming in that area. For further clarification, he said that it is inconceivable that a civil servant who receives a salary of 200,000 BIF pays a monthly professional income tax (IPR) to the OBR, while people who produce tons and tons of food are not known by that institution. Many people have followed in the footsteps of the Head of State by also giving contributions. Some gave cement and others sums of money. All in all, those contributions were worth 127,538,000 BIF. Among those people, there were in particular parliamentarians, the provincial governor and his advisers, the communal administrator of Gitega, economic operators, entrepreneurs and State employees. President Ndayishimiye thanked everyone for the self-sacrifice they have shown to restore the image of the city of Gitega and to make it effectively the political capital of the country. Burundians must keep in mind that the development of their country is their responsibility and that, as a result, we must do cut short with foreign assistance, the Burundi Head of State concluded. GITEGA March 22nd (ABP) – Burundi Head of State Évariste Ndayishimiye has contributed ten million of our francs for the construction of a sports ground under construction in the urban center of Gitega, in the commune and province of Gitega (central Burundi). It was on Saturday, March 19, 2022, during the community development work he carried out alongside the people of the urban center of Gitega. That contribution is equivalent to the tax he would have to pay to the Burundi Revenue Authority (OBR). But he deplored that this unfortunately has not been done for food production. Thus, President Ndayishimiye asked that institution to remove such a shortcoming in that area. For further clarification, he said that it is inconceivable that a civil servant who receives a salary of 200,000 BIF pays a monthly professional income tax (IPR) to the OBR, while people who produce tons and tons of food are not known by that institution. Many people have followed in the footsteps of the Head of State by also giving contributions. Some gave cement and others sums of money. All in all, those contributions were worth 127,538,000 BIF. Among those people, there were in particular parliamentarians, the provincial governor and his advisers, the communal administrator of Gitega, economic operators, entrepreneurs and State employees. President Ndayishimiye thanked everyone for the self-sacrifice they have shown to restore the image of the city of Gitega and to make it effectively the political capital of the country. Burundians must keep in mind that the development of their country is their responsibility and that, as a result, we must do cut short with foreign assistance, the Burundi Head of State concluded.