BUJUMBURA May 7th (ABP) – The Chairman of the local NGO, Word and action for the awakening of consciousness and the evolution of mentalities (PARCEM), Mr. Faustin Ndikumana, organized, on Tuesday, May 6, 2023, in Bujumbura, a press conference to talk about the actions to be taken for the implementation of the wish of the President of the Republic, Evariste Ndayishimiye, who wants Burundi to be an emerging country in 2040, and a developed country in 2060.
According to Faustin Ndikumana, the vision is a noble goal, but one that requires commitment, discipline and sagacity of mind to achieve it, adding that good budgetary governance is one of the fundamental elements for the success of the latter.
PARCEM chair therefore announced the major urgent changes to be made in budgetary governance for the vision to be successful, among other things, transparency in the publication of documents to facilitate public participation, and better budgetary programming. He specified that investment projects must be well studied, defined, implemented and evaluated. He did not fail to emphasize that the government should professionally manage the heritage at its disposal, and strengthen accountability.
Other actions to be taken to achieve this vision are, according to Mr. Ndikumana, the strengthening of the application of professional procedures for the commitment of expenditure, the fight without relaxation against corruption and economic embezzlement, the latter being the first enemy of governance and budgetary performance.
Also, he mentioned, the enhancement of the budgetary control function, the control of the hemorrhage of exemptions and the indebtedness which are taking on increasingly worrying appearances, are issues to be watched closely, without forgetting about improving management tools.
Mr. Ndikumana called on the government of Burundi to use national and international expertise to achieve the success.