KIRUNDO March 22nd (ABP) – The Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe, met on Monday, March 21, 2022, at the headquarters of Kirundo province (north of Burundi), administrative officials at all levels and the heads of services to discuss the life of the province, a check by ABP revealed.
The governor of Kirundo province, Mr. Albert Hatungimana, indicated that the province is often the victim of weather variations, especially the water deficit. He added that the government has adopted strategies to face that challenge by setting up projects that can be used for hill irrigation using water from the lakes and the intensification of agriculture.
In terms of justice, Governor Hatungimana said that popular justice has been discouraged, but that land disputes haunt the province. He did not forget to point out that the tourism sector is not controlled, pointing out that tourists come to visit the lakes of Kirundo and leave without paying. Hence, he asked those concerned to take measures that could facilitate the collection of currencies. He also asked the government to allocate equipment that could attract tourists, including modern canoes.
On his part, the Speaker of the National Assembly insisted on the characteristics of a good leader. The good leader is a person who always stays close to his/her people to deal with the irregularities that are observed and that he/she must be impartial. He castigated some magistrates who behave badly to the point of being corrupt, and this failure of justice sector agents leads people to kill each other, he insisted.
Mr. Ndabirabe also enumerated the State institutions and their functioning so that the participants in the meeting would have an idea of them.
He further pointed out that the government is always at the service of the people to ensure their well-being, and clarified that if nothing changes, by September the country will inaugurate another factory for the manufacture of chemical fertilizers, meaning that they intend to set up at least three factories to avoid the monopoly of FOMI, and as a result, the prices of these fertilizers will decrease.
He also gave advice to those in charge of cooperative societies that it is necessary to ensure that those organizations are profitable, since, he specified, the government wishes that the production of more than 3000 cooperative societies in the country contributes to the reduction of the budget deficit, to the rise of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to the reduction of the public debt and to the collection of many foreign currencies.
He warned the people of Kirundo who are content to undertake divisions between individuals, forgetting that these blocks they have formed violate the development of their province. He asked them to unite as soon as possible before further action is taken.