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Administrative officials are called on to serve the people without ulterior motives


Dec 9, 2022

KIRUNDO December 8th  (ABP) – The Prime Minister of Burundi, Mr. Gervais Ndirakobuca met on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, with administrative officials and all heads of service at all levels, as well as representatives of religious denominations and political parties of the Kirundo province (north of Burundi), to discuss the life of the province.

In his welcoming address, the governor of Kirundo province, Mr. Albert Hatungimana indicated that security is generally good. But, he said, the province was rocked by climatic vagaries, especially the water deficit, which made the cropping season B not good because not all the farmers had the chance to clear the land.

Despite that situation, cassava production has been good, and as a result, other provinces are getting supplies from day to day, he said. Governor Hatungimana also mentioned the challenge of the sale on the stalk of some crops organized by traders. According to him, that type of sale is observed a lot in rice production, where these traders themselves harvest what they have not sown.

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He also indicated that land disputes in Kirundo province are the source of misunderstandings in the community to record crimes. He also reported that 900 returnee children, of school age, have not been registered in school, due to the educational system of the country of origin which does not correspond to that of their native country.

Regarding minerals, Governor Hatungimana pointed out that artisanal gold miners from different gold mining sites have produced less than 2 kilograms of this mineral from July 2022 to the present day.

As for Prime Minister Ndirakobuca, he asked the administrators to serve the people without ulterior motives in order to achieve sustainable and inclusive development. He indicated that every Burundian citizen is called upon to fight poverty.

The Prime Minister of Burundi also invited the population of Kirundo to transform their land which is very fertile, knowing that this province has many lakes that can even be used for hillside irrigation. He then stressed that everyone is called to protect their neighbour, to point fingers at wrongdoers and to protect the public treasury.

He warned the magistrates who behave badly before the trials, since it was found that justice can be the source of the conflicts, and that following the corruption.

The Head of Government further recalled that taxes and duties are not collected for a person, but rather for the government, while warning those who misappropriate public property. He also recommended to the director of education in Kirundo commune to reimburse a sum of 300,000 BIF, which he perceived as corruption from the widow teacher, who was subsequently dismissed, following bad information provided by the director of education in the Kirundo commune, to the ministry in charge of education.