KAYANZA December 5th (ABP) – The Burundi Head of State, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye, inaugurated on Saturday, December 3, 2022, the provincial office of Kayanza (northern Burundi). He was accompanied by the President of the National Assembly, Mr. Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe, the Minister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security, Mr. Martin Niteretse, and many other senior native officials of the province of Kayanza.
This four-storey building, including the ground floor, will house the office of the provincial governor and other provincial services.
Brushing the overall situation of Kayanza province, Governor Rémy Cishahayo indicated that the province is peaceful despite a few isolated cases including the malicious destruction of crop fields following the settling of scores, cases of suicide as well as mining, coffee and cows that they import from Rwanda.
He further pointed out that to make Kayanza province an industrial capital; production processing and valorization units, cooperatives and companies are being built in the communes of that province.
In collaboration with financial and technical partners, the province plans to pave the RN22 from the Kabarore commune to lead to the capital of Kayanza province, as well as the paving of the roads of the headquarters of that province, said he hinted.
Returning to the construction site of the provincial office of Kayanza, col. Cishahayo reported that the idea originated from the meeting of the natives held in 2017. Its total cost is estimated at nearly 4 billion, and he reported that this entire sum came from the contribution of the presidency of the republic, of people, natives of that province as well as the contribution of the diaspora from the province. Apart from that inaugurated building, the governor of Kayanza said that this province is in the process of building a Higher Polytechnic Institute of Kayanza (ISPK).
In his speech for the occasion, the President of the Republic, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye commended the step taken by the Kayanza province, while specifying that this results from the fact that Burundians are cutting short with old mentalities. He thus called on Burundians to no longer be slaves to the past that the country has gone through, but rather to set the goal and have the vision. “What we lacked is none other than ignorance, so let’s change mentalities”, he insisted, congratulating the inhabitants of that province for having come together in collecting contributions for the construction of such a building.
Given that the Kabarore commune is full of many mineral extraction sites, Mr. Ndayishimiye took issue with the fraudsters of minerals and other food products, which consequently leads to higher prices. “One day, I will come and ask those who extract minerals in Kabarore commune to explain to me where the money from the minerals extracted there goes,” he warned. He called on everyone to hunt down fraudsters to avoid the consequences that may follow and to realize that every mouth will eat by the sweat of his brow.
Mr. Ndayishimiye, at the same time, promised to begin visits to the provinces to identify the ministers who do not go to the field. He asked the Burundian ministers to organize visits to the provinces to monitor the performance of their decentralized services.
As a thank you for his multiple contributions, the Kayanza province granted the Head of State ten cows, ten sheep and baskets of food. At the same time, 23 people, including economic operators and other senior executives native to Kayanza, received certificates of honor from the governor’s office for having distinguished themselves in contributing to the construction of the provincial office of Kayanza.