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Access to drinking and irrigation water in Mubimbi commune


Jun 7, 2023

BUJUMBURA June 7th (ABP) – The communal administrator of Mubimbi, in Bujumbura province (western Burundi), Mr. Dismas Harimenshi, recognizes that certain localities of that commune lack drinking water but that the situation is not too alarming.

To allow the people of the Muhororo and Mubimbi village of the Mubimbi zone and those of the Kiziba village in the Mageyo zone to access drinking water, the commune approached the National Communal Investment Fund (FONIC) which gave it support for the construction of a drinking water supply (AEP) which will serve at least between 8 and 10 thousand households of the aforementioned villages, according to Administrator Harimenshi.

Regarding irrigation in the summer period, he said that it is a practice that has been in use for a long time in that commune. He added that the commune now has 98 functional irrigation channels, which helps the people irrigate their fields in the dry season.

To also respond to the appeal from the government to urge the people to irrigate small plots on the hills during the summer, Administrator Harimenshi, told a check by ABP that awareness sessions for the people have been organized so that they devote themselves to this irrigation, using the water from those irrigation channels, in order to increase production.

He also revealed that he is in the process of approaching the development partners of the commune, especially Twitezimbere, through its PAGLIS project, so that the commune can develop 3 small irrigation dams to facilitate the irrigation of large areas. He hopes that this project will succeed so that this commune continues to increase production substantially.