GITEGA October 9th (ABP) – The Burundi Head of State, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, provided guidance to the new government team with regard to its mission. “You are called upon to tow the Burundian people on the path of development”, he indicated, addressing the new members of the government, before asking them, to achieve this, to form a united team, working in uniqueness.
Mr. Ndayishimiye made those remarks during the first two-day retreat for new members of the government, which he has chaired since September 5, 2022, in the premises of the polytechnic university of Gitega (center of the country). He congratulated the reappointed ministers and encouraged them to move forward.
Similar congratulations were addressed to the new members of the government to whom he also wished every success in their new functions. Furthermore, he urged everyone to brandish the values of morality, integrity, humility, zeal, compassion, exemplarity and responsible citizenship in the exercise of their tasks. He gave them the green light to get rid of underlings who are inflexible to change for the national interest and to ruthlessly impose penalties on law breakers in the line of duty.
President Ndayishimiye also advised them to be closer to the people to listen to their grievances and be able to find consensual solutions. Good management of public affairs, hard work and compassion should guide you to better serve the people, he advised them.
Embracing the remarks of the previous speaker, the Burundian Vice-President, Mr. Prosper Bazombanza, calmed down on the respect of the recommendations and decisions resulting from the hierarchy and the exploration of the projects of the construction sites of the general census of the people and that of the next elections.
After the communications of the two high personalities, the exchanges continued behind closed doors.