BUJUMBURA October 14th (ABP) – The Cabinet meeting on Friday October 7, 2022 and chaired by the Head of State, Evariste Ndayishimiye, adopted the draft decree, on the missions, organization and functioning of the Ministry of National Solidarity, Social Affairs, Human Rights and Gender; presented by the minister in charge of national solidarity. The content of the press release issued by the government spokesperson, Mr. Prosper Ntahorwamiye, shows that this ministry is organized by decree of October 12, 2020.
However, other components have been put in place; the latter indicating to integrate them within the organization chart of this ministry. Thus, it was created: The National Office of the Single Social Register; the Regulatory Authority for Social Protection Programs and Systems in Burundi; the Investment and Development Bank for Women. The Cabinet meeting also recommended adding to that panoply: 2 permanent secretariats, including one in charge of Social Affairs and the other in charge of National Solidarity, Human Rights and Gender. After discussions and debates, this draft decree was adopted.
In the same vein, the Cabinet meeting also analyzed the draft decree on the creation, organization, missions and functioning of the Maritime and Port Authority of Burundi (AMPB) presented by the Minister in charge of Trade. According to the related press release, the railway transport code of Burundi mentions that the regulation and control of railway infrastructures are ensured by the “Authority for the Regulation of Railway Transport of Burundi. It is a body “whose general mission is to ensure the regulation and development of ports and transport by inland waterway and by rail”. The AMPB which replaces the Maritime, Port and Rail Authority (AMPF); “comes to align with the Rail Transport Code in Burundi The rail transport code and thus provide solutions aimed at avoiding overlaps between the 2 institutions under the supervision of the same ministry”. After discussions and debates, the draft decree was adopted by the Cabinet meeting.