BUJUMBURA February 20th (ABP) – The governor of Bujumbura province (western Burundi), Mr. Désiré Nsengiyumva, ended his two-day tour of the communes in the afternoon of Wednesday, February 15, 2023, in Kabezi commune. During that tour, he held meetings each time with the members of the communal councils at a time when, according to him, some members of those communal councils seem to have ignored their tasks and what the government expects from them.
After that tour, Governor Nsengiyumva told a check by Burundi News Agency (ABP) that this two-day trip was motivated by the fact that some members of the communal councils no longer conform to the principles of the government. They have relaxed in their action to help the commune to function well, he added.
In addition, he stressed that he asked them to invest more and to give recommendations aimed at improving the management of the commune and the general situation of the commune. Governor Nsengiyumva also gave them the message inviting them not only to support the communes or the administrators in community works, but also in the organization and to participate in the celebrations which are organized in the communes.
Indeed, Governor Nsengiyumva revealed that he has found that in some cases, communal council meetings take a relatively short time, communal councilors do not have enough time to address in depth the issues on the agenda of the day, they do not attend community work, and worse still, he added, they do not participate in the national celebrations organized in the communes alongside the administrators. Note that the participants appreciated that initiative of the governor which aims to improve communal governance, promising that things will improve.