RUMONGE March 20th (ABP) – The Burundian ombudsman, Mrs. Aimée Laurentine Kanyana, carried out on Friday, March 17, 2023, a visit to Rumonge province (south-west) to listen to the concerns of the people.
The main issues raised by the participants were legal, family and social issues as well as those of returnees whose lands have been despoiled and occupied by others during the crises that the country has experienced. The latter regretted that all the commissions set up to deal with that question have not found a remedy.
The Ombudsman took that opportunity to indicate the missions assigned to the institution of the Ombudsman, including monitoring the implementation of projects promised by the State and assistance to the people in case of need. Mrs. Kanyana promised that the institution of the ombudsman will contribute so that the problem of returnees whose property has been despoiled is dealt with and find a solution. However, she reminded the participants that the State has set up bottom-up bodies in order to make it easier for people to find orientations for their concerns. Thus, she called on the latter to seize the nearest bodies because, she deplored, there are issues that should be dealt with at the local level but which are transmitted to the higher-level bodies. After the meeting, the ombudsman received the people individually in audience to study particular cases.