GITEGA November 30th (ABP) – The Burundi Senate President, Mr. Emmanuel Sinzohagera, expressed his feelings of satisfaction with the work accomplished by the UNDP with regard to its support for development projects in Burundi. That was revealed to the press by the UNDP resident representative in Burundi, Mr. Mathieu Ciowela, on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, following an interview with the President of the Burundian Senate.
With that in mind, Mr. Sinzohagera pointed out the undeniable role that the UNDP played in the creation of land offices with a view to eradicating land conflicts.
Speaking about the scope of their exchanges in that audience, Mr. Ciowela took the opportunity to provide an update to the President of the Senate on the major achievements of the current program, which is scheduled to end in December 2023, on one side, and on the presentation of the main articulations of the new four-year program (from January 2024 to December 2027), on the other side.
As achievements, Mr. Ciowela mentioned three elements, citing in particular good governance, environmental preservation and disaster management as well as support for inclusive growth.
As for the new program (2024-2027), Mr. Ciowela indicated that it will be based on the implementation of the national development plan (PNB) and on the government’s vision of making Burundi an emerging country in 2040 and a developed country 2060. The expected program also includes three articulations, namely governance for inclusive and sustainable growth, the restoration of food security as well as issues related to the preservation of the environment, natural resources, prevention of disasters and climate change.
To conclude, Mr. Ciowela indicated that the President of the Senate encouraged the UNDP to move forward while promising to be at his side.