BUJUMBURA December 13th (ABP) – The Mayor of the city of Bujumbura and chairman of the platform of local authorities of the Great Lakes countries Mr. Jimmy Hatungimana, proceeded on Friday, December 9, 2022 to the closing of a meeting between the mayors of border towns of the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi, as part of the “Mupaka Shamba Letu” project carried out with a view to building peace and tightening security through cross-border trade within the Great Lakes region, a check by ABP revealed.
On that occasion, Mr. Hatungimana announced that cross-border trade for lasting peace in the Great Lakes countries is possible and achievable at a time when the leaders of our region understand the importance of living together and the dividends that the parties can earn by committing honestly and with determination to the path of peace.
The platform of local authorities of the Great Lakes countries is therefore committed to building bridges and not barriers for the population living in cross-border areas in the dynamics of the return of lasting peace in our region, he said.
The mayor of Bujumbura city reassured that the mayors of cross-border cities will make a lot of efforts to provide answers to the problems faced by mothers who carry out small cross-border trade and within the limits of their respective competences.
The mayor of the city of Bujumbura sincerely thanked the international alert and the team of the executive secretariat of the platform for having well organized that workshop as well as the participants and the delegations from Kigali, Rubavu, Rusizi in Rwanda and those from Bukavu, Kamanyora, Goma and Uvira of the DRC as well as those of Burundi.