BUJUMBURA June 22nd (ABP) – The Chairman of the Observatory for the fight against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement in Burundi (OLUCOME), Mr. Gabriel Rufyiri, held on Wednesday June 21, 2023, a press conference on the theme “The role of the Burundian diaspora in the implementation of the vision Burundi emerging in 2040, Burundi developed in 2060”.
In his speech, Mr. Gabriel Rufyiri indicated that the treatment of that subject has several reasons, including the impact of the Burundian diaspora on the development of Burundi.
He pointed out that during the meeting of the chair of OLUCOME, in May 2023, with the Indiana diaspora in the United States and its surroundings, the latter raised their concern about the current quality of education in Burundi, pointing out that the level is extremely low.
Faced with this, he insisted, this diaspora asks for the improvement and awareness of students on the importance of studying and on their role in the development of their skills.
Mr. Rufyiri has also indicated that the Burundian diaspora commends the initiative of the vision of Burundi as an emerging country in 2040 and a developed one in 2060 but also requests that there be experts in agricultural irrigation and digitalization to develop these sectors, adding that the diaspora has also promised to contribute.
The chairman of OLUCOME indicated that Burundi should create a service for granting passports in all its embassies to facilitate the obtaining of that document for Burundians living abroad. This is when, to have the passport or have it validated, they have to come to Burundi, which, according to him, involves huge expenses for them.
OLUCOME thanks the President of the Republic for the implementation of the budget-program model, currently underway, and commends his vision of making Burundi an emerging country in 2040 and a developed country in 2060.