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The Speaker of the National Assembly recommends the establishment of child care committees


Jun 6, 2023

KAYANZA June 6th (ABP) – The Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe, joined on Saturday, June 3, 2023, the inhabitants of the Kayanza commune and province (north), in community development work which consisted of evacuating the earth embankments that had blocked the RN1. The work was also attended by the minister responsible for the Interior, Mr. Martin Niteretse, parliamentarians elected in the constituency of Kayanza province, the former Burundian ombudsman, Mr. Edouard Nduwimana, and other executives native to Kayanza, a check by ABP revealed.

In his speech for the occasion, Mr. Ndabirabe asked parents to come back to the upbringing of children. He recommended setting up committees responsible for the regular monitoring and supervision of children from the basic units to the communal level. For him, those committees will closely monitor the upbringing of children both at school and at home. Mr. Ndabirabe clarified that this will intervene in the significant reduction of cases of school dropouts and early pregnancies.

Those parent committees, he added, will prevent truancy and bad behavior.

The Speaker of the National Assembly also criticized the attitude of some money changers who embark on the devaluation of the currency especially during the exchange. He recommended them to cut short with that bad practice, stressing that they will, in the near future, be considered enemies of the country.

Shortly before the National Assembly Speaker took the floor, the Minister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security said that no trader is authorized to collect and transport foodstuffs from one province to another unless he has the authorization from the two provincial governors, that is to say, the governor of the province of origin of the foodstuffs and that of the province of destination. “This trader will have to have a stock of goods in each of the two provinces,” he suggested. He demanded, however, that whenever it comes to a trader who disregards this recommendation, his/her goods must be seized and handed over to the vulnerable. Trade is not prohibited but traceability remains essential to avoid price speculation, he concluded.

Mr. Niteretse also indicated that the ministry for which he is responsible has fought the commissionaires and loan sharks and that they no longer have a place throughout the national territory. To that end, he warned Forex traders who do not work in accordance with the law. “Apprehend them and bring them to justice for the fact that they paralyze the national economy,” he demanded.