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Burundi Prime Minister has returned from Tanzania


Aug 4, 2023

BUJUMBURA August 4th (ABP) – Burundi Prime Minister Gervais Ndirakobuca returned on Friday July 28, 2023 from a working mission to the United Republic of Tanzania where he represented Burundi Head of State, Evariste Ndayishimiye to take part in a meeting of Heads of State and government of African countries.

It was a question of seeing together how the people of African countries can become an investment in the service of the development of their country instead of being a burden.

The Prime Minister of Burundi indicated that all the meeting participants presented the achievements of their countries in relation to this goal and they decided together that all the Heads of State and Government invest in the field of education to prepare intellectual youth even at the level of universities. They specified that African countries must share knowledge in information and communication technologies (ICTs). He also pointed out that they had decided that all African countries must invest in health and in the construction of decent housing while providing drinking water to the people, before specifying that all Heads of State have pointed out that the part of youth, girls and women comes first for the proper functioning of all those activities.

The Burundi Prime Minister indicated that, after the meeting, he visited the port of Dar-es-Salaam and the Burundi Revenue Authority (OBR) which is located in Tanzania, where he found that the OBR agents who are there make a long journey to see goods transiting through the United Republic of Tanzania to Burundi.

Concerning the fuel shortage which is observed in Burundi while Burundi has a boat filled with “petrol” type fuel in Tanzania, the Minister in charge of ICTs in the United Republic of Tanzania replied that this boat has experienced difficulties but he indicated that the solution has been found so that this fuel can arrive in Burundi since Friday July 28, 2023.

Recalled that this meeting, which brought together the Heads of State and Government of African countries, was organized by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Mrs. Samia Suluhu Hassan, with the support of the World Bank.