GITEGA December 29th (ABP) – The Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) of Burundi, Ambassador Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, presented, during an audience on Tuesday December 27, 2022, to the President of the Senate Mr. Emmanuel Sinzohagera, the report of the activities that will be presented to Parliament.
At the end of the audience, Mr. Ndayicariye indicated that the CVR submitted the report for the 2020-2022 financial year and also the 4-year report composed of 52 volumes.
He pointed out that this report covers a long period, that is to say, since the arrival in Burundi of the Germans in 1885, the period of Belgian colonization, the arrival of missionaries in Burundi and those who dissected the management of Burundi by the monarch until the fall of the monarchy in 1966.
According to Ndayicariye, the investigations and analysis enabled the CVR to understand everything that happened between 1960 and 1973. He recalled that the CVR has already qualified the crimes committed in 1972-1973 as “genocide”.
He also pointed out that those in-depth investigations enabled the commission to understand all the tragedies, all the political violence that mowed down many families, particularly in 1965 and 1969, but also the great political leader, the great military and religious leaders including Bishop Gabriel Gihimbare, who had just been appointed Auxiliary Bishop to the Archbishop of Gitega and others.
Based on this, the chair of the CVR affirmed that the commission is ready to present that report to the Parliament meeting in congress at the hemicycle of Kigobe.
It is worthy to note that on the same day, the President of the Senate also received in audience the Commissioner General of OBUHA, Mr. Jean Pierre Gatore, who came to report on the progress of the construction project of the parliamentary House in Gitega.