MWARO February 1st (ABP) – Four ministers, namely that of national defense and veterans, Alain Tribert Mutabazi, that of communication, information technologies and media, Léocadie Ndacayisaba, that of the public service, labor and employment, Déo Rusengwamihigo and the minister of hydraulics, energy and mines, Ibrahim Uwizeye, went on Monday January 30 to the province Mwaro to inquire about the grievances of the people.
The delay in granting the pension for retiring soldiers, the small pension that retirees receive, and veterans who do not have health insurance cards, were among the concerns that were addressed to the Minister of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Responding to the questions that were asked, Minister Mutabazi indicated that this ministry will do everything to ensure that the pension reaches the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Regarding the pension considered minimal, Mr. Mutabazi specified that everything is governed by law and that it depends on the contributions made.
Concerns addressed to the Minister of Communication were related to the internet connection and the telecommunications company Econet Leo. As for the internet connection, Mrs. Ndacayisaba indicated to those who want the Internet connection to contact the BBS or the Onatel. Concerning the company Econet Leo, the latter will have to pay taxes that it owes to the State, according to the minister. On the contrary, measures will be taken and officially communicated to the population. During that meeting, the Minister of Public Service, Déo Rusengwamihigo, indicated that the release of annual wages which have been frozen since 2015, reaches 99.2% for public sector employees. The concerns addressed to the Minister of Hydraulics, Ibrahim Uwizeye were related to water and electricity. For all those questions, he reassured the people of Mwaro, saying that his ministry is at the service so that every citizen lives comfortably. The transformers that had broken down will soon be replaced, he added.
In his welcoming speech, the governor of Mwaro province, Col. Gaspard Gasanzwe thanked the Ministry of National Defense and Veterans Affairs for its contribution to the construction of the Agasumo ka Mwaro Olympic Stadium. On that occasion, he asked that the construction project of the center of excellence in defense, planned to be established in Mwaro province, be a reality.