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CPD advocates for signature and ratification of the TPNW


Dec 13, 2022

BUJUMBURA December 13th (ABP) – The Colony of Pioneers for Development (CPD) in partnership with the Permanent National Commission for the Fight against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (CNAP) organized, on Friday, December 9, 2022, a sensitization workshop for the signing and ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

On that occasion, the Secretary General of the CPD, Mr. Paul Gashano, indicated that nuclear weapons, once used, have many harmful consequences whether on human life or on the environment.

Mr. Gashano finds that Burundi is in need of signing and ratifying that treaty to contribute to the building in the fight against nuclear weapons. The CPD, which militates for the development, makes it known that there is no development where there is no peace. Mr. Gashano stressed that nuclear weapons are indiscriminate weapons that kill without distinguishing between friend and foe. He starts from what happened in the past in Nagasaki where those nuclear weapons generated enormous negative consequences.

Asked whether it is necessary for Burundi to ratify this treaty when it does not possess nuclear weapons, Mr. Gashano replied affirmatively, explaining that Burundi is not an isolated country.

According to him, it is urgent that the nation looks into the issue and puts efforts together with other countries to fight against nuclear weapons.

Although powerful countries such as America and Russia in particular, have not signed the treaty even though they are the ones that have those nuclear weapons, Mr. Paul remains optimistic because, he said, the same powerful countries had been in possession of chemical and biological weapons, but they managed to abolish them. For the treaty to be signed, the participants suggested that there should be an awareness campaign for the senior authorities of the country to instruct the technical structures for a reflection on it.