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Inauguration of the public garden lighting project in Bujumbura City Council


Jun 6, 2022

BUJUMBURA June 6th (ABP) – The Mayor of the city of Bujumbura, Mr. Jimmy Hatungimana, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the association “Action Ceinture Verte pour l’Environnement” (ACVE), inaugurated the lighting project of the public garden of the town hall of Bujumbura based on solar energy, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

                                                          The UNDP Resident Representative in Burundi, Nicole Kouassi

In his occasion speech, the mayor of the city of Bujumbura expressed his deep gratitude to the resident representative of the UNDP in Burundi, Mrs. Nicole Kouassi who, despite her multiple commitments, devoted her time to enhance the ceremony with her presence. inauguration of the garden lighting project, which is an eloquent sign that testifies to the importance attached to this activity.

                                                                                       View of solar panels donated by UNDP

He also expressed his thanks to the legal representative of ACVE, Mr. Libère Niyobampama and his partners and friends for carrying out this good project in this unique garden in the city of Bujumbura. He also thanked them for all they do to maintain this place to keep it clean and attractive.

Mr. Hatungimana pointed out that this public garden is a place commonly called “India of Burundi” where physical and sports activities are carried out for health reasons. “This commendable action to light the walking track with solar energy, with support from UNDP, comes at the right time and will meet the expectations of the friends of the garden who finish work towards evening and who did not have the ‘opportunity to do physical exercises because of the darkness,’ he said, pointing out that with this lighting, the garden will be open until 8 p.m. or even beyond.

The mayor of the city reiterated his thanks to the UNDP representative and her collaborators for the support they have given to ACVE for the improvement of the reception conditions for users of the said garden. The resident representative of the UNDP in Burundi indicated having accepted to finance this project, specifying that the UNDP brought 54 solar panels to light that garden.