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Toyota Burundi ordered to pay the shortfall suffered by the State and repair the moral damage suffered

ByWebmaster

Oct 25, 2023

BUJUMBURA October 25th (ABP) – Requiring Toyota Burundi to pay the shortfall suffered by the State and repair the moral damage suffered is one of the recommendations and observations that were made by the Cabinet meeting at the during its meetings held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, under the presidency of the Burundi Head of State, Evariste Ndayishimiye.

It was at the end of the analysis session of the note on the inventory of the implementation of the recommendations of the Cabinet meeting on the file relating to the contract of sale of the land housing the former FFB stadium, concluded between the government of Burundi and Toyota Burundi, and the amicable settlement proposal initiated by Toyota Burundi.

The other observations that were made by the Cabinet meeting relate to the termination of the contract of sale of that land and the title deed which was canceled.

According to the press release from the Cabinet meeting, the amicable resolution which is no longer on the agenda, because having only demolished the infrastructure to recover the materials for use on another site, the company Toyota Burundi “only intended to cause harm”.

The Cabinet meeting recommended reviewing the value of the destroyed infrastructure or requiring Toyota Burundi to return the infrastructure to the state it was in before the sale, that press release specifies.

At the end of the meeting of the Cabinet meeting of May 18, 2022, it was recommended to the Ministry of Infrastructure, Equipment and Social Housing to implement the recommendations resulting from the meeting of the Cabinet meeting of December 21, 2021. It was a question of gathering all the elements attesting to the fraudulent maneuvers used in obtaining and transferring the title of ownership of that land, canceling the sales contract and recovering the land and showing the damage suffered by the State of Burundi. It was also a question of comparing the state of the land at the time of the sale and its current state and assessing the losses caused to the State of Burundi by Toyota Burundi and making it bear them.

To implement those recommendations, the press release continues, the ministry set up a Commission which was supported by other authorized State structures. That Commission inventoried the damage and losses caused to the State of Burundi by Toyota Burundi. The latter concern the cost of demolished buildings; stadium entrances, pecuniary damages in terms of tax and non-tax revenue, moral compensation and billed water consumption.