BUJUMBURA April 27th (ABP) – The Minister of Interior, Community Development and Public Security, Martin Niteretse, held a meeting with leaders of political parties approved in Burundi and provincial governors on Monday April 24 in Bujumbura. The items on the agenda were the exchange of ideas on the implementation of the new law on the new organization of the delimitation of provinces, communes, zones, villages or neighborhoods.
They also exchanged and commented on the song of the members of the CNL party, which was presented during the reception of the president of that party in Gitega province, which can be at the origin of the tensions according to the comments of the participants in that meeting.
In his presentation, the Director General of Territorial Administration, Civic Education and Local Communities, Mr. Nahimana Valentin, explained that the law on the new organization of the delimitation of provinces, communes, zones, hills or neighborhoods, was set up to implement the power decentralization program and that so far two national decentralization policy documents are already available.
In this program, it was found that for the well-being of the municipalities and provinces of the country and that everyone does their job, it is necessary to reduce the latter because, following the financial viability, some municipalities and provinces are not able to meet the needs of their population and even the provinces are not able to ensure supervision over the municipalities, he indicated.
He also mentioned that after this decentralization policy, the people will benefit from good services without getting tired.
Mr. Nahimana asked political actors to make this law known to their followers in order to better prepare for the electoral period.
In his address, the Minister of Interior, Community Development and Public Security, Mr. Martin Niteretse, gave an update on the song with content causing tension, sung in Gitega, during the reception of the President of the CNL party, which called on the refugees not to return, which goes against the national program for the repatriation of refugees.
Mr. Niteretse and representatives of political parties condemned this song and asked that it not be repeated.
He added that to chart a good trajectory to follow, the parties must be free but, that the rights of some end where the rights of others therefore begin, that political parties respect each other and non-violent language is put forward.