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Celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Burundi, 5th edition


Nov 15, 2022

BUJUMBURA November 15th (ABP) – The Ministry of Public Service, Labor and Employment, in collaboration with the Burundi Business Incubator (BBIN), has been organizing from Monday November 14 to 19, 2021 in Bujumbura, the celebration of the entrepreneurship week for the 5th edition for young entrepreneurs, under the theme: “Burundian entrepreneurship, diversity of opportunities to harness”, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

                                                         View of products made by young entrepreneurs on display at the exhibition

In his opening remarks, the Minister of Public Service, Labor and Employment, Mr. Déo Rusengwamihigo, indicated that the private sector is committed to contributing to the development of the country and that it will always benefit from the support of the responsible and hard-working government, concerned about the well-being of its people.

He did not forget to recall that the new government has invested heavily in young people to help them undertake and create an environment conducive to the development of their own jobs without waiting from outside help and therefore to participate in the development of their country. He indicated that the program for the empowerment and employability of young people (PAEEJ) was set up by the President of the Republic for this purpose as well as the youth bank (BIJE), the investment bank for the development of women (BIDF), without forgetting the impulse fund (FIGA) which gives guarantees to young people who apply for loans.

He took that opportunity to ask young people who want to embark on entrepreneurship to always use those institutions set up for them and to support them.

To that end, the minister in charge of employment stressed that the government has instructed all actors in the field of entrepreneurship and youth employment to consult together and set up a framework for consultation and permanent dialogue where all the stakeholders will meet regularly to frame the interventions and avoid the duplication of resources and thus avoid the problems of overlap observed among each other

Mr. Rusengwamihigo clarified that the government through that ministry spares no effort to conduct a frank collaboration with all stakeholders in the promotion of entrepreneurship and youth employability in our country.

Taking the floor, the chairperson of the BBlN, Samson Ninteretse, recalled the partners of the organization of this week dedicated to entrepreneurship in the world. Those include UNFPA, UNICEF, Care Burundi, Jimbere, Kazoza FM, the entrepreneur’s house as well as Innova Group. He said that the partners of the organization of this week share the vision with the President of the Republic of Burundi that “Every mouth must have food and every pocket money”

According to him, the statement of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guteress, the world population has just crossed with that month of November 2022, the milestone of 8 billion people, with the persistent threat of hunger in the sector of supply in food, without forgetting the dependence on food in one part of the world.

He added that in this entrepreneurship week, a series of activities are planned, including the exhibition fair, sale of products made by young entrepreneurs on whom the country relies to create wealth and jobs. He invited the public to come and admire and buy the goods and services offered to the market by our very talented young entrepreneurs.

Note that the week dedicated to entrepreneurship is celebrated worldwide from November 14 to 19 of this year.