BUJUMBURA September 7th (ABP) – The Minister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security, Mr. Martin Niteretse carried out, Wednesday August 6, 2023 in Bujumbura, a field trip in the neighborhoods of the City Council, where The non-governmental organization Amazi Water is in the process of installing water boreholes to support Regideso, in order to meet the needs of the people.
Minister Niterete indicated that he carried out that visit at a time when the ministry responsible for public health had announced that there was an epidemic of cholera in the headquarters of Bujumbura, especially in the communes of Muha and Ntahangwa and in Cibitoke province.
It was also a question of seeing that the 10 drilling sites which were inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Burundi Evariste Ndayishimiye are functional. He found that those boreholes are functional but that they operate eight hours a day because they run on solar energy.
For that, he asked Regideso to power these boreholes with electric current so that the water can reach the people 24 hours a day, before specifying that this activity of supplying these boreholes will be financed by the Bujumbura City Council.
According to Minister Niteretse, that field trip was also an opportunity to see that the projects which were initiated after the inauguration of these 10 sites are progressing well. He noted that there are four sites which are operating normally and 20 sites which are still under construction, while pointing out that the reason for this slowness is due to the shortage of equipment stocks.
The one who represented the Amazi water organization affirmed that with the end of September, all these sites will be closed and filled with water to deal with this problem of lack of water.
Concerning the problem linked to sanitation which is observed in the districts of Bujumbura Town Hall, Mr. Niteretse asked the population to better sanitize their surroundings in order to help in the fight against this epidemic which is observed in certain provinces.
Note that the drilling sites that were visited are located in Buterere, ECOFO Winterekwa, Gasenyi, all in the urban commune of Ntahangwa as well as the Kizingwe-Bihara borehole located in the Kanyosha zone of the urban commune of Muha.