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Adoption of the bill amending Decree-Law No. 1/24 of July 13, 1989 on the organic framework of personalized State administrations

ByWebmaster

Feb 27, 2024

BUJUMBURA February 27th (ABP) – The Cabinet met on Wednesday February 21, 2024 in Bujumbura, under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye.

During that meeting, the bill amending Decree-Law No. 1/24 of July 13, 1989 on the organic framework of personalized State administrations was analyzed and presented by the Minister of Justice, Mrs. Domine Banyankimbona, as stated by the Secretary General of State, Jérôme Niyonzima, in a press release.

In that press release, it is recalled that a personalized State administration is a decentralized public service, endowed with a legal personality, its own assets and administrative and financial management autonomy, the responsible body of which is placed under the direct authority and hierarchical control of a minister. A personalized state administration has a specific technical character and operates on the basis of annual state subsidies. It does not generate operating income.

That bill proposes the abolition of the board of directors as the management body. After analysis, the bill amending decree-law number 1/24 of July 13, 1989 relating to the organic framework of personalized state administrations was adopted with certain observations.

Note that the decree creating a personalized administration indicates the name, the headquarters, the missions, as well as the minister under whose authority the service is placed. Any personalized administration is placed under the hierarchical authority of a minister and under the direction of a director general assisted by directors. The general director and the directors constitute the management committee, which is the administrative body, whose responsibilities are determined in the creation text. The budget forecasts for the personalized administration are included in the ministry’s budget. In addition, the remuneration and career management of the staff of a personalized administration take into account the guiding principles of the fair salary policy.

At the level of transitional and final provisions, mention that the texts reacting to existing personalized administrations must comply with the provisions of that law within one year of its entry into force. Specify that upon promulgation of that law, the existing boards of directors are suspended. Their missions are accomplished by the management committee.