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The ordinary parliamentary session of December has ended


Mar 1, 2023

GITEGA March 1st (ABP) – The President of the Burundian Senate, Mr. Emmanuel Sinzohagera chaired in the morning of Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at the hemicycle of Gitega (center of the country), the closing ceremonies of the ordinary parliamentary session of December 2022, a check by ABP revealed.

On that occasion, the president of the Upper House of Parliament said that this institution analyzed and passed 8 bills out of 10 sent by the Government of Burundi, in addition to the others which had remained in the previous session. Those bills include, among others, that on the ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the African Youth Charter adopted in Banjul in The Gambia on July 2, 2022, that on the amendment of Law No. 1/08 of March 14, 2005 on code of judicial organization and jurisdiction, that determining and delimiting the provinces, communes, zones, villages or quarters of the Republic of Burundi, that amending law nº 1/06 of January 24, 2013 on setting the system of allowances and benefits for members of the offices of parliament, parliamentarians as well as the system of incompatibilities and social security, and so on.

The President of the Burundian Senate then informed that during the ordinary parliamentary session of December, the members of the Bureau of the Senate paid visits to certain provinces and communes of the country with the aim of verifying the state of the implementation of passed and voted laws. He, for that purpose, reported that they exchanged with the people in relation to the bills passed and voted. He pointed out that they sensitized them to love and make young people love labor, but also to team up in cooperatives, to draw up projects to transmit to banking institutions, such as BIJE and BIDF to obtain funding.

The president of the Upper House of parliament did not forget to indicate that during that past session, the senate welcomed four representatives of the government of Burundi, namely the minister of trade, transport, industry and tourism; the minister in charge of communication; the minister of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock and the Minister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security, to answer questions that the people asked senators during visits to interior of the country.

During this period of parliamentary recess, the president of the Senate indicated that the senators will visit the people in order to continue to receive their grievances and to encourage them to stop wasting the harvest, to go about development work, to protect the environment, to closely follow the upbringing of children, to change mentalities, to respect the law and the leaders, but also to be responsible and useful in society.

The solemn opening of the next ordinary parliamentary session is scheduled for April 3, 2022.