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Mr. Cyriaque Nshimirimana has been elected new Deputy Secretary General of the ruling party


Jan 24, 2023

GITEGA January 24th (ABP) – The ruling party held on Sunday, January 22, 2023, in the political capital of Burundi (center of the country), an ordinary congress, to elect the new Deputy Secretary General and amend the bylaws of that party, a check by ABP revealed.

At the end of the congress, Mr. Cyriaque Nshimirimana, second vice president of the Senate, native of Ruyigi province, was elected to the position of deputy secretary general of the CNDD-FDD party, replacing Joseph Ntakirutimana, recently elected Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

The congresspersons also amended and unanimously adopted the party bylaws.

In his message, the Head of State and Chairman of the Ruling Party Council of Sages, Evariste Ndayishimiye, pointed out that there are leaders who do not contribute enough to the development of their local communities. To that end, he indicated that from now on any appointment will take into account the degree of involvement of the person in question in the development of his/her native village in order to discourage that bad habit.

                                        Profile view of the guests participating in the ordinary congress of the ruling party

President Ndayishimiye also reported that everywhere in the country, there is a slack in community work, hence, he warned the administrative leaders and those of the CNDD-FDD party. The latter are called upon to become more involved in development activities, by mobilizing the people.

He also said that every week, some leaders will make trips to the interior of the country to carry out work of community interest. From there, the Chairman of the ruling party Council of Sages declared that the administrative officials and provincial secretaries of the party who will not be sufficiently involved in the organization of that work will all be dismissed.

It is within that framework that he invited the administrative leaders and the provincial secretaries of the CNDD-FDD party to carry out a campaign of zero straw houses “Nyakatsi” and zero bare feet “miguu wazi”, to promote the well-being of people.

Note that during that congress, the Head of State declared that, from now on, all public meetings and conferences will be held in the mother tongue, Kirundi language, and the minutes will also be written in Kirundi, in the context of promoting the use of the national language.