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Towards the ban on the sale of fresh corn cobs


Jan 24, 2024

CIBITOKE January 24th (ABP) – The governor of Cibitoke province (northwest of Burundi), Mr. Carême Bizoza, plans to ban the sale of fresh corn cobs in his province. That decision comes to put an end to the thefts of fresh corn cobs reported in recent days here and there.

The phenomenon was decried by the communal administrator of Rugombo, Gilbert Manirakiza, who affirmed its resurgence in recent days in the areas of Cibitoke and Rugombo. The large quantity of those fresh maize cobs would be moved by paid transport vehicles and sold in the economic capital Bujumbura.

Governor Bizoza made that declaration on Monday January 22 in Ruvumera, after participating in community maintenance works on the 4th crossroads connecting the Kiramira zone to the two other zones of the Rugombo commune.

That ban comes a year after another taken by the same governor Bizoza, who banned the sale of cooked or grilled corn on the streets of his province, which greatly reduced the theft of growing maize. The governor of Cibitoke specified that that measure will also allow farmers to let their corn dry in the fields. He urged his people to properly manage the corn harvest which is on the horizon, so as not to sell it all on the market, although the price recently set by the government is more satisfactory for farmers.