BUJUMBURA October 19th (ABP) – The governor of Bujumbura province, Désiré Nsengiyumva held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, a meeting for department heads and communal administrators, during which participants touched almost all points of life in that province, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
In the security area, Governor Nsengiyumva noted that there is a relaxation in surveillance and called on the administrators of Kabezi and Mutimbuzi communes to redouble their efforts in vigilance on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, a security-unstable country.
According to him, patrols are regularly organized by the security forces but those administrators are not informed, even though they should be at their side. He urged them to wake up.
Furthermore, cases of fraud are reported in Vugizo, Rugarika and Kabezi, but the administrators of Mutimbuzi and Kabezi are not aware of that situation. Fishermen lament on a daily basis because of the injustices and thefts they suffer in Lake Tanganyika, all that is happening without the knowledge of those administrators, and urged them to wake up and closely follow those contentious cases and find solutions.
In the area of environment, agriculture and livestock, the governor indicated that it is unthinkable that the province of Bujumbura, an agricultural and fertile region, lacks manure and quality seeds, adding that even the supervision of farmers is insufficient. He called on the provincial director of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, Daniel Mazarahisha to deploy communal agronomists from their offices to go to the field for local supervision of agro-breeders.
Regarding the lack of maize seeds, an issue raised by communal administrators, while farmers had collected money, Mr. Mazarahisha reported that there will be no more PAN 53 hybrid seeds imported for that season. He sent them back to the traders who sell those seeds and the price must not exceed 8000 BIF.
In terms of breeding, the governor returned to the rabbit breeding policy, inviting everyone to get involved and informed the assembly that a factory being built in Gitega province will process rabbit meat, its skin and its claws.