CIBITOKE September 14th (ABP) – The Prime Minister of the Republic, Mr. Gervais Ndirakobuca paid a working visit on Monday, September 12, to all five zones of Bukinanyana commune in Cibitoke province (north-west of Burundi), where he distributed 1,243 desk benches, worth 40,237,000 BIF with the municipality’s own funds, at the rate of 32,400 BIF per desk bench.
That school equipment, which falls at the start of the 2022-2023 school year, is the result of a project by the municipal council, which has chosen to use municipal revenue to provide all the schools in the municipality with desk benches, in the face of a neighboring need. 5000 units.
The municipality has also provided the same schools with textbooks for nearly 8,000,000 BIF, according to the same official.
Thus, 275 desk benches were granted to schools in the Masango zone; 300 at Ndora area; 268 at Bumba zone; 190 in Gahabura; and 210 to those in the Rusenda zone, according to a member of the communal council.
After the distribution in all the zones, the Prime Minister ended his visit to his native village Kibaya, in the Ndora zone, where he delivered the speech of the day. In his speech, the Prime Minister welcomed the communal project to manufacture desk benches from taxes and levies collected. He took the opportunity to urge everyone to adopt the good practice of voluntarily paying municipal taxes and fees. He also wished the good use of those desks’ benches, and to spare no effort, each as far as it is concerned, for the success of education in this commune, and to continue to keep good performance in national examinations. Mr. Ndirakobuca encouraged the people of Bukinanyana and the entire province to take advantage of peace and security as guaranteed by the government, to go about the farming activities of the agricultural year A 2023, which started in Bukinanyana commune.
He ended his speech with advice addressed to village notables where he reminded them of their role of reconciliation on the hills, understanding and cohabitation of the people. He added that village councilors are not allowed to be elected to these positions.
As for the governor of the province Cibitoke Mr. Carême Bizoza, he thanked the Prime Minister for that visit and promised to follow the model of the commune Bukinanyana to solve the questions which haunt education and development.