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Inauguration of the Kirundo Rural Electrification Project


Mar 21, 2023

KIRUNDO March 21st (ABP) – During his visit to Kirundo province (northern Burundi), the Head of State of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye inaugurated on Saturday March 18, 2023 in Nyarunazi of Busoni commune, the achievements of the rural electrification of Kirundo (PERK), a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

The Minister of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines, Ir. Ibrahim Uwizeye, said that 34 villages of Busoni, Bwambarangwe and Gitobe communes have benefited from electricity. He added that 40 other villages of Kirundo province will also be supplied with electricity in the second phase thanks to the balances of approximately 9 million dollars, knowing that this project was financed to the tune of 24 million US dollars.

Subsequently, President Ndayishimiye went to Bugabira commune to join the people of that locality in community development work consisting in paving the infrastructure that will house the Reading and Cultural Activities Center (CLAC).

After the work, he asked the people of Kirundo to go about development work to change the image of their province. He reminded them of the government’s program consisting in raising five rabbits per household, saying that this livestock multiply quickly and it is easy to get money.

He also recommended that every household should have a vegetable garden of at least 10 by 15 meters and put onions and other vegetables in it. He also invited the people of Bugabira to respect the administrative authorities, and the latter were called upon to serve people well, while avoiding corruption. In addition, the Head of State recommended to those in charge of infrastructure to rehabilitate the presidential palace located in Bugera village of Kirundo commune, and not to exceed three months.

With regard to the drinking water supply in Bugabira, which has almost failed, he gave a deadline not exceeding one month to the Burundian Agency for Hydraulics and Sanitation in Rural Areas (AHAMR), to correct all the irregularities so that people can have access to drinking water.