CANKUZO February 20th (ABP) – The Burundian Ombudsman, Mrs. Aimée Laurentine Kanyana, during a meeting she held on February 17, 2023, with the various leaders, called on the people of the Cankuzo province to go about development work.
Recalling that this institution plays the role of mediation between the people and the various authorities, Mrs. Kanyana called on the people of that province to work together to build the country. Mrs. Kanyana also urged them to roll up their sleeves to go about self-development work and do family planning.
In his welcome speech, the governor of that province appreciated the services of the institution of the ombudsman at the level of the villages.
In that meeting, the representative of UNIPROBA in that province asked for the granting of cultivable land and dwelling houses to the families of the Batwa community and the hiring of graduates.
However, the ombudsman deplored the fact that the Batwa are often nomadic and most of them do not even hesitate to sell the aid granted to them, including iron sheets, choosing to live in straw houses. Speaking of the lack of arable land for that community, the ombudsman asked the governor of that province to follow up the issue closely and submit the report to the government.
She took the opportunity to invite the Batwa community to feel on an equal footing with other Burundians. As long as the children of that community attend school like the others, they will have to be ready to compete with others whenever a job opportunity arises, added Mrs. Kanyana by way of encouragement.
After that meeting, the Burundian ombudsman granted aid of 500 kg of rice and 100 hoes to the families of the Batwa community of Gatungurwe village in Cankuzo commune. She did not fail to ask that community to join cooperatives for self-development.