BUJUMBURA October 19th (ABP) – The Mayor of the city of Bujumbura Jimmy Hatungimana met on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, the urban people of Ntahangwa commune for the zones of Cibitoke, Buterere and Ngagara, with the aim of collecting and responding to their concerns.
Several questions were related to justice, including land disputes. The mayor of the city directed those questions to representatives of the courts of appeal and tribunals of Ntahangwa commune and to the legal and security advisers of the mayor of Bujumbura to find solutions. Other questions relate to the conflicts of the owners of the places in the various markets based in Bujumbura city.
The mayor of the city of Bujumbura took this opportunity to inform that the places of the various markets of the city belong to the city of Bujumbura and that no trader is entitled to selling any place, explaining that those who trade in those markets are the tenants of the Bujumbura city and not the owners.
Regarding the lighting of urban roads including that of the Cibitoke zone where the majority of the bulbs on the poles are out of order. The mayor of the city replied that he will speak with Regideso to see if there is a way to repair or replace them. He took the opportunity to invite the natives of the different quarters of Bujumbura city, to follow in the footsteps of the Nyakabiga zone of the Mukaza commune to illuminate the roads of their quarters.
Concerning the shortage of BRARUDI products and the instability of the prices of those products, the mayor of the city replied that he will convene a meeting of the managers of the ‘megas’, the ‘SSDs’, the holders of the bars and the commercial delegates of the BRARUDI and to see how everyone should have access to those BRARUDI products and above all to respect the prices set by the State. Concerning the river Nyabagere which is considered as a dumping ground for all kinds of waste, the mayor of the city invited the administrative authorities who are close to that river from upstream to downstream to make a synergy of surveillance of people who throw rubbish there and punish them once caught.
With regard to the load shedding made by Regideso from midnight until the morning, where many thieves take advantage during the night, the mayor of the city invited the urban people to wait for the dams being finalized which will provide Regideso with sufficient quantity to meet the demand of its customers. As the livestock of cattle is prohibited in the city of Bujumbura, the inhabitants of Ntahangwa commune asked if the breeding of small livestock including hens, ducks, rabbits, turkeys, is prohibited. Taking the example of a hen, the mayor of the city answered that the breeding of one to two hens can be allowed. But he pointed out that if there are a lot of them, these will suffer the same fate as large cattle to move to suitable places for breeding.
Note that in this meeting, the bottom-up administrative officials of the three zones, the various advisers of the mayor of Bujumbura city, security officers, those responsible for health, youth, the representatives of courts and tribunals of Ntahangwa commune, including the president of the Ntahangwa high court, were present at this meeting to provide clarifications to certain questions posed by the people of Ntahangwa commune.