RUMONGE June 6th (ABP) – Construction work on the RN3, Gitaza-Rumonge section has been delayed by 8 months. This is an observation made by the Prime Minister of Burundi, Mr. Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, during a meeting to assess the said work with all the stakeholders.
In his welcome address, the governor of Rumonge province, Mr. Consolateur Nitunga said that the construction works of the RN3 knew the challenges which prevented the start of the activities launched on November 25, 2021. The major problems reside, according to Governor Nitunga, at the level of compensation rates because, he pointed out, the inhabitants are demanding that compensation be granted according to the recently updated ordinance.
The Minister in charge of infrastructure, Mr. Déogratias Nsanganiyumwami also pointed out that the start of the execution of the works was blocked by the compensation process for the population who refused to be compensated based on the old order.
Other problems encountered, as Minister Nsanganiyumwami added, are linked to the relocation of equipment belonging to certain companies, in particular the pipes and electric wires of REGIDESO. He asked those concerned and especially the involvement of the Prime Minister, to do their best so that the work can start, and this to avoid the payment of endorsements by the State.
After noting those irregularities, Mr. Bunyoni sent recommendations to all the stakeholders so that the work could begin from next week. He ordered the ministry having finances in its attributions to revise upwards the compensations of the owners already compensated by following the current ordinance so that the work begins on the 10 km and on the Kibozi site where the company will exploit the quarries. He also ordered the surveillance house to start work on June 9, 2022, noting that an inspection team from the prime minister’s office will come down on June 16 this year, to find that work has started at the agreed date.