BUJUMBURA July 8th (ABP) – The governor of Bujumbura province (western Burundi), Mr. Désiré Nsengiyumva met, on Wednesday July 6, at the headquarters of Mutimbuzi commune, the communal administrators, the technical services of the Provincial Directorate for the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (DPAEE) and partners in that sector.
In his introductory remarks, Governor Nsengiyumva recalled that this meeting follows two others, one held in Nyabiraba and the other in Mutimbuzi where he had asked the technical services of the provincial directorate in charge of agriculture, to target large land properties of two hectares or more in the communes for the grouping of land, to proceed with their development and protection in order to sow the same crops there to increase production.
At the same time, Governor Nsengiyumva had urged the people to practice a small breeding per household, of a goat, a pig, a hen, a duck which will generate a small income and contribute to fertilize the fields, in addition to one fruit tree per household. Properties of two hectares and more are available but the communal administrators ask that the people be provided with selected seeds, chemical fertilizers and motor pumps for irrigation in the plain.
The director of the DPEAE, Mr. Daniel Mazarahisha, asked the partners to support the people in everything they cannot find themselves, such as motor pumps, pipes and cement for those who want to irrigate their fields.
The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to specify in which sector they will intervene and the coordinator of the NGO Self-Promotion Organization (OAP), Mr. Ernest Niyonzima, indicated that most of their projects fit well with the needs of the province, promising to support the Isare and Mubimbi communes, which are its area of intervention.
The Governor closed the meeting by recommending that those partners provide substantial support to the province and according to its priorities.