BUJUMBURA July 3rd (ABP) – The National Assembly closed on Friday, June 30, 2023, the ordinary parliamentary session for the month of April 2023.
In his speech, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. Daniel Gélase Ndabirabe, indicated that in terms of legislation, 15 bills were analyzed and passed, including the bill setting the general budget of the Republic of Burundi, financial year 2023-2024.
He added that the National Assembly appreciates and supports the ongoing public finance management reforms aimed at switching from the average budget to the budget-program model. In the same way, Mr. Ndabirabe said that the National Assembly held a workshop for the dissemination and validation of the communal model community development plan as well as the process of its integration into the general budget of the Republic of Burundi, FY 2023-2024, with a view to harmonizing the development plans of the communes after having noted a variability in content from one commune to another. On the sporting side, Mr. Ndabirabe said he received the trophies on June 27, 2023, won by the National Assembly net Ball team, during the championships organized at the provincial and national level. To that end, he promised to support sporting and cultural activities that allow MPs and supporting staff to maintain the physical and moral form as well as the visibility of the parliamentary institution.
Mr. Ndabirabe also seized the opportunity to wish everyone a happy Independence Day, inviting them to reflect on the content of article 6 of the Constitution which stipulates that “the principle of the Republic of Burundi is the government of the people by the people and for the people.”
He then wished the MPs good recess, while reminding them that this is an ideal time to get closer to their fellow citizens. He also announced that during the parliamentary recess, a capacity-building workshop is planned for them as well as for those of the executives of the National Assembly on the public procurement code, from July 10 to 13, 2023.