GITEGA August 21st (ABP) – Burundi Head of State Evariste Ndayishimiye has invited the Burundian diaspora to widen the circle of members in order to be able to contribute substantially to the development of the country. This was said on Thursday, August 17, 2023, in Gitega (center of the country), during the official launch of the activities of the week dedicated to the Burundian diaspora, 7th edition, organized under the theme “Burundian Diaspora, together with the leaders of our country, let us unite for the development of our fatherland”.
Wherever you are, President Ndayishimiye told them, you must keep your motherland in mind and consider its development.
In this way, he added, you will have adhered to the government’s vision of making Burundi an emerging country in 2040 and a developed country in 2060.
To those who want to invest in Burundi, President Ndayishimiye reassured that a favorable business environment will be offered to them.
Mr. Ndayishimiye pointed out to them that Burundi is an economically under-exploited country while it has many assets to develop. To that end, he noted that the Burundian subsoil is rich, that its lands are fertile, that its water resources are abundant and that its population is young and dynamic.
He recommended to the people of Burundi to keep peace and tighten security to create a political environment conducive to business.
In addition, President Ndayishimiye criticized the behavior of some Burundians living outside the country who tarnish its image. He also went against leaders or executives of the country who mismanage public funds, stating that he will spare no effort to put them on the sidelines to establish good political governance.
The Head of State ended his communication with saying thank you to the members of the diplomatic and consular corps accredited to Burundi while inviting them to be alongside Burundi in its work to lead it on the path of development.
Shortly before, a representative of the Burundian diaspora, Mr. Eric Niragira, had expressed his feelings of satisfaction towards the government for its concern to think of it. He called on the members of the diaspora to contribute to the development of the country, by depositing five dollars, monthly, into the account opened for that purpose.
He winked at the leaders who are irreducible to corruption or who undermine development, to pull themselves together.