RUYIGI November 2nd (ABP) – The President of the Republic of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye proceeded, on Friday October 28, to the inauguration of the new office of the provincial administration and other services.
That activity also saw the participation of some members of the government, parliamentarians elected in the province of Ruyigi, some members of the Burundian diaspora from that province as well as the population.
In his welcoming speech, the Governor of Ruyigi, Mrs. Emerencienne Tabu, said that this new building, the cost of which is estimated at more than 800 million francs, was built in a period of 2 years, thanks to the participation and both financial and material contributions from the population. It has 19 offices, two conference rooms and a waiting room.
The governor expressed his thanks to the President of the Republic himself who has always given his support while making the realization of this noble building his own. She ended her remarks by awarding certificates of honor to personalities who have illustrated themselves positively by the effective participation in the construction of this building, starting with the president, to whom she offered gifts including three heifers and seven goats.
In his speech, the President of the Republic congratulated the population of Ruyigi for having served as an example to the other provinces of the country in the inauguration of the new provincial buildings built without the participation of foreign aid or credits from foreign banks, nor plus any recourse to foreign technicians or cooperators. He said that the era of renting public buildings to individuals is over and that the entire Burundians are called upon to definitively abandon false opinions of a regional, ethnic nature or any form of clientelism.
According to the president, all these gratuitous assertions are barriers that hinder development.
President Ndayishimiye ended his speech by calling on Burundians to change their mentality and think about developing, each at their own level and at the family level, while specifying that development is a long process that never stops.