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The Minister of the Interior brought together the administrative officials of the Bujumbura province


Feb 6, 2024

BUJUMBURA February 1st (ABP) – The Minister of the Interior, Community Development and Public Security, Martin Niteretse held, on the afternoon of January 30, 2024, in Maramvya in Mutimbuzi commune, a meeting of eight closed to members of the governor’s cabinet, communal administrators, village chiefs and the police operating in Bujumbura province, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.

                                                           View of administrative participants in the meeting

Minister Niteretse said that this meeting is a continuation of others he held in other provinces and is part of the evaluation of last year’s activities, in order to assess the results achieved and to correct where we were less efficient without forgetting to discuss safety.

After their discussions behind closed doors, Minister Niteretse provided advice to these administrators, inviting them not to trip over each other’s legs at this time when we are heading towards the elections but rather to work in complementarity. He called on them to apply the law in all its rigor and at all levels and not to take the concerns of the population lightly.

Administrative officials must avoid rumors, and are recommended to protect the population and its property, to show solidarity and to fight against fraud and economic embezzlement. The minister in charge of community development did not forget to urge them to protect food production which promises to be good.

He also invited participants to monitor security, strengthen it, revitalize the joint security committees and exchange information.

He was pleased that land problems had diminished in the Maramvya zone and recalled that state property must be protected, referring to the people who had grabbed state land in this locality. He finally invited these administrators to be sensitive to the problems of widows and to be at their side to help them.

In his welcoming remarks, the governor of Bujumbura province, Mr. Désiré Nsengiyumva, indicated that the province is facing the effects of climate change, citing recurring floods in the Gatumba area which means that the population is constantly on the move. He also announced the road rehabilitation work by the Burundi Road Agency (ARB) in particular the Astrida road of which a 4km network had been rehabilitated, the Mukike road but the works were suspended, while emphasizing that many roads access is impassable during this rainy season.