BUJUMBURA July 3rd (ABP) – The first deputy speaker of the National Assembly, Mrs. Sabine Ntakarutimana, proceeded on Thursday, June 30, 2022, to the closing of the ordinary parliamentary session of April 2022, at the Kigobe Congress Palace.
In her occasional speech, she expressed her satisfaction with the National Assembly which, during that session, has done “an excellent job” in various fields.
In terms of legislation, according to her, of the 81 bills that were analyzed and passed during the first two years of the legislature, 20 fall within the period of that session.
These are, among others, the bill setting the general budget of the Republic of Burundi for the financial year 2022-2023, the one on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the agreement on the mutual abolition of visa procedures for diplomatic or service passports between the government of the Republic of Burundi and the government of the Russian Federation, the bill on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the agreements on the recruitment of domestic workers between the government of the Republic of Burundi and that of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the bill amending Law No. 1/35 of December 31, 2014 on the organic framework of religious denominations.
On the diplomatic level, Mrs. Ntakarutimana indicated that the continuous improvement of the ties of friendship between Burundi and other countries is the fruit of the dynamic diplomacy of the Head of State, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye. It is for this reason that she wished to congratulate him for the efforts he continues to make to fulfill his promise to govern responsibly and as a good father.
On that occasion, Mrs. Ntakarutimana praised the efforts and initiatives of the MPs in the socio-economic development of the country, while emphasizing their participation in community work. She wished to thank them for the work accomplished during that session, as well as the efforts made, and the professionalism with which they carried out their constitutional tasks.
To close, Mrs. Ntakarutimana called on the people of Burundi to consolidate national unity and to engage with more determination in the path of sustainable development.