BUBANZA, November 17th (ABP) – The week dedicated to the heroes of the fight for peace and democracy in Burundi was opened on Thursday 16 and the ceremonies took place in Mpanda commune (North-West of Burundi), at the monument located on Gifurwe Hill, where 14 of those heroes are buried, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
The opening ceremonies were enhanced by various authorities of the country, including the Vice President of the Republic of Burundi, Prosper Bazombanza, the President of the Senate, Emmanuel Sinzohagera, the Secretary General of the CNDD-FDD political party, Reverien Ndikuriyo, and others.
In his speech, the Secretary General of the ruling party invited the Bagumyabanga and others to always be proud and grateful for those missing heroes, so that they remain memorable. This is because, he continued to say, they have been of paramount importance for the country and have contributed hugely to peace and security, which are a reality today. The Secretary General of the CNDD-FDD political party said that one of the concerns of that party is to give honor, even to former fighters still alive, especially the vulnerable, by building them houses. One hundred houses per province are planned as soon as possible, the FOMI Company has promised 3000 iron sheets and the Pax Foundation has promised 1000 iron sheets for those houses.
He asks for everyone’s contribution for the well-being of those heroes who are still alive. Note that the festivities began with a prayer at the Musenyi Catholic branch, and the laying of wreaths at the monument where 14 of those heroes of peace and democracy are buried.