BUJUMBURA May 12th (ABP) – Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni handed over, on Thursday, May 11, 2022, 100 desk benches worth approximately 23,000,000 Burundian francs granted by the mobile phone company HUWAWEI, to basic schools in Busoro, Kinindo and Musaga II and III primary schools located in Kanyosha zone of Muha commune in Bujumbura Town Hall.
Indeed, the basic school of Busoro received 40 desk benches which are added to the 60 granted last March when others received 20 desk benches each.
In his speech delivered to the Musaga III primary school, the Prime Minister said that since the government of Burundi took the measure establishing free education, many schools have been built and the number of students has increased. greatly increased. Currently, he said, many challenges, including the glaring lack of desk benches, haunt the education sector.
It is in that perspective, he continued, as a native of Muha commune, he took the lead in contributing so that students could learn while seated comfortably. He also indicated that this is only the beginning given that other initiatives in the direction of equipping schools with desk benches are underway because the government of Burundi has already made a commitment to counteract the problem linked the lack of desk benches in schools this current year.
He did not forget to express his feelings of gratitude towards the HUWAWEI company for the intervention it continues to show and encouraged it to continue in that direction while inviting other companies to follow the suit.
Mr. Bunyoni asked those in charge of those schools and the students to make good use of those desk benches. To the teachers of those schools, he invited them to continue to provide quality education as it is the solid basis for all development. Pupils are, for their part, called upon to marry the education of their parents and that of the school because the two are linked like the two sides of a coin. The Prime Minister also encouraged those students to always pray to God to grant them intelligence and wisdom.
The deputy general manager of the mobile phone company Lumitel, Mr. Melchiade Nzopfabarushe who had represented the general manager, said that what motivated this assistance is that Lumitel wanted to respond to the call of the Prime Minister urging them to intervene in the education sector. He added that Lumitel has already granted internet connection to several schools in the country, and that it is ready to continue supporting the education sector and other sectors.