GITEGA, November 16th (ABP) – The Burundian first lady, Mrs. Angeline Ndayishimiye, along with the Japanese delegation led by Mrs. Fukuyo Nakamori, chairperson of the Asia-Pacific-Africa Women’s Economic Exchange Association made them visit, on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, her various projects she initiated in Gitega (center of the country) to inquire about their status, and to explore the field where Japanese experts will be able to begin the multiplication and production project of rice growing.
That visit began at the Umugiraneza polyclinic in Kibimba, in Giheta commune of Gitega province, to continue at the Gitega regional hospital which houses the Urumuri center treating women with obstetric fistulas. There, patients received food and non-food aid and a message of comfort.
The visit continued in the Bugendana commune precisely at the agro-pastoral breeding center of the presidential family and at the Mukoro basic school. At this school, visitors learned about the status of the school canteens project of which the first lady is godmother.
The first lady pointed out that this locality is in great need of drinking water. As a remedy, the Japanese delegation promised to do their best to overcome that challenge. Mrs. Nakamori specified that her delegation visited that school with the aim of establishing twinning between a Burundian school and a Japanese school.
The Japanese delegation also visited various farming projects in the agro-pastoral complex of the presidential family located in Bitare village of Bugendana commune. Mrs. Ndayishimiye said that this delegation appreciated the projects that the presidential family has implemented there.
She also indicated that the Japanese delegation made that visit to explore the land where their experts can begin the rice multiplication and production project. To that end, she asked the services in charge of agriculture in Burundi to collaborate well with those Japanese experts in implementing that project which will last three years, so that every mouth has something to eat and the country will benefit from the currencies, added First Lady Ndayishimiye.
She also called on all Burundian authorities in general to warmly welcome all investors who come to present good projects aimed at the development of the country.
Note that the first lady warmly thanked Japan for its love towards Burundi in particular and Africa in general.