BUJUMBURA August 16th (ABP) – The Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni presented, on Friday August 12, 2022, to the two combined chambers of parliament, the report on the implementation of the government program for the second half of 2021-2022
The Prime Minister indicated that the actions of governance included in all the ministries are the active participation in community work and in the actions of the “Ewe Burundi Urambaye” project.
There was also the intensification of social dialogue through the organization of regular monthly consultation meetings with managers and staff in Bujumbura, a quarterly meeting with Bujumbura employees, a quarterly meeting with trade unionists available, and communication quarterly radio and television report on the achievements of each ministry.
He specified that quarterly visits were organized on the ground for monitoring and evaluation in the services, and the taking of measures to fight against corruption and administrative slowness in the processing of files.
Concerning the average achievement rates of ministries for the 2nd semester, he pointed out that they are between 75% and 100% with an average of 90%. Compared to the 1st half, there is a clear improvement for the 2nd half. In the 1st half, the rates were between 62% and 96% with an average of 79%. For the 2nd semester, 9 ministries have a mark higher than 90% and 6 ministries have a mark lower than 90%.
He mentioned that the Ministry of National Solidarity, Social Affairs, Human Rights and Gender carried out its activities at 100%, the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research at 98.1%, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation 97%, Ministry of Justice 96%, Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning 95%, Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock 94%, Ministry of Interior, Community Development and Public Security 92.3%, Ministry of Civil Service, Labor and Employment 91%, Ministry of Commerce, Transport , Industry and Tourism 87%, the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS 86%, the Ministry of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines 85%, the Ministry of National Defense and Veterans Affairs 82%, the Ministry of Communication, Information Technology n and Media 77.4%, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Equipment and Social Housing 75%.
Regarding the challenges encountered during the 2nd semester, the Prime Minister cited, among others, the Covid-19 which is still manifesting itself, the Rift Valley fever which attacked livestock and which handicapped the marketing and consumption of meat.
During the question session, the parliamentarians wanted to know why the lack of products from the companies Fomi, Buceco, Brarudi and Sosumo.
That head of government indicated that, for all these companies, the supply is lower than the demand because the consumers are increasing rapidly. He pointed out that the State is seeing, in collaboration with those companies, how to increase production. Economic operators who are able can invest in these areas by creating new companies to support those companies and thus meet the demand.
Regarding the damaged roads that have potholes, the Prime Minister replied that the ministry in charge of infrastructure is in the process of rehabilitating the roads throughout the country. The government ensures the availability of the fund allocated to this activity so that all the roads are rehabilitated.
The Speaker of the National Assembly, Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe indicated that the parliament will monitor and evaluate the recommendations made on that occasion.