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Project coordinators are called upon to collaborate closely with the supervisory ministers


Mar 12, 2024

BUJUMBURA March 12th (ABP) – Burundian Prime Minister Mr. Gervais Ndirakobuca held a meeting on Thursday March 7, 2024 in Bujumbura for coordinators of government projects financed by development partners. The evaluation of the budget execution rate in relation to the 2023-2024 annual work plan and budget was on the menu of their discussions. That meeting, which was held behind closed doors, was also an opportunity to assess the state of implementation of the recommendations made during the previous meeting which took place in May 2023.

The spokesperson for the Prime Minister, Moïse Nkurunziza, said that the participants in that meeting noted that most of the recommendations that were made during the previous meeting had been taken into account.

The Prime Minister wanted to congratulate them and encourage them to move forward, he said. Concerning the budget execution rate in relation to the annual budget work plan (PTBA 2023-2024), it was noted that there are projects whose execution rate is still low. The shortage of fuel which slows down the pace of work on the ground was cited as a major obstacle to the execution of projects. Mr. Ndirakobuca also urged the coordinators of the various projects to work closely with the responsible ministers to find solutions in time to avoid delays.

Concerning the fuel shortage, the Burundian Prime Minister promised them that the Burundian government will spare no effort to find a lasting solution to that challenge. Let us point out for all intents and purposes that the next meeting will be held within 4 months.