KAYANZA June 14th (ABP) – Two Burundian ministers, namely Mrs. Léocadie Ndacayisaba responsible for Communication, Information Technologies and the Media, and Mrs. Marie Chantal Nijimbere in charge of Trade, Transport, Industry and du Tourism, met on Monday June 12, 2023, at the headquarters of Muhanga commune, the inhabitants of Gahombo, Rango and Muhanga communes, all of Kayanza province (north of Burundi), as part of the continuation of their trips at the level of communes, with a view to collecting the grievances of the people and responding to their questions, a check in Kayanza by ABP has revealed.
Presenting the situation of Muhanga commune in particular and that of the entire Kayanza province in general, the communal administrator of Muhanga, Mr. Benoît Ndayizeye, as well as the chief of staff in the office of the governor of Kayanza, Mr. Vianney Ndikumana, have, in turn, deplored the fact that the Muhanga, Gahombo and Rango communes are not sufficiently covered by mobile telephone networks and that even the pylons installed here and there are useless. Thus, the two administrative officials asked the minister in charge of ICT to look into it.
In response to that concern, Mrs. Ndacayisaba reassured them that a project to set up an ICT support fund is being drawn up to allow the people easy access to information. She added that a colossal sum was adopted to allow the RTNB to broadcast throughout the national territory.
Apart from that, the administrative officials and the inhabitants of the communes returned to the shortage of Brarudi products and sugar as well as the rise in the prices of those products. On that occasion, they testified that some traders of Brarudi products from Muhanga and Rango communes obtain them from Ngozi and Gitega provinces. That is because those communes are far from the headquarters of Kayanza province and they do not even have depots or mini-depots. Thus, they asked to set up depots and mini-depots in the Gikomero and Maramvya zones of Rango and Muhanga communes respectively.
On that request, Trade Minister Nijimbere pointed out that to install the depots and mini-depots of Brarudi products, it is necessary to carry out preliminary studies and that the administration and the services concerned are there to work on that problem.
As for the shortage of sugar, especially in some of the most remote areas, Mrs. Nijimbere indicated that the distribution of sugar is organized at the provincial level and that the price must be respected throughout the national territory and without any conditions.
It is worth noting that other ministers had met in Matongo and Kabarore, the inhabitants of the six other communes of Kayanza province.