BUJUMBURA May 18th (ABP) – The President of the Republic of Burundi, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye brought together the leaders of the various courts and the prosecutors of the various prosecution offices of Burundi newly appointed on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the Ntare Rushatsi House with a view to provide them with advice before taking up their duties.
At the end of the meeting, the Minister of Justice, Mrs. Domine Banyankimbona indicated that the meeting with the President was fruitful insofar as during the exchanges, everyone was able to intervene to give strategies in order to face the challenges. major issues observed at the level of the judiciary. According to her, everyone spoke without fear and gave constructive ideas.
She added that the president gave advice that will guide the magistrates in carrying out their mission within the Ministry of Justice.
President Ndayishimiye reminded them that they are called to work for the nation and that the contribution of their work will contribute to the development of the country. He advised newly appointed court officials to always stand by their subordinates to work together to find solutions to the challenges that haunt the judiciary.
He advised them to always apply the law and not be afraid of outsiders and to always put in mind that only the application of the law will restore the image of the judiciary.
The magistrates deplored the lack of human resources at the level of the courts of residence. The president advised them to determine real needs and identify what is lacking in terms of human resources in order to deliver justice to litigants within acceptable timeframes. The magistrates left with the hope that soon, changes will take place at the level of the judiciary.
The major challenge being the slowness in terms of judgments and the level of execution of judicial decisions and the Minister of Justice informs the population that this challenge will be resolved shortly.
She recalled that at the end of 2021, there was a campaign to enforce judgments and a campaign to make findings in land disputes and the results are satisfactory, she said. The ministry is preparing for the 2nd round of field visits, according to Minister Banyankimbona, who also has the objective of having zero cases awaiting judgment by the end of 2022. She hopes that with the newly appointed leaders, changes will be made at the judicial level.