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Administrative officials are called upon to become more involved in controlling the new division for the current general census


Apr 3, 2024

BUJUMBURA April 2nd (ABP) – Burundi Prime Minister and president of the National Steering Committee for the general census of population, housing, agriculture and livestock (CNOR), Mr. Gervais Ndirakobuca, held on Friday March 29, in Bujumbura, a meeting for members of the government to analyze the progress of the said census and the challenges encountered.

The Director General (DG) of the National Institute of Statistics of Burundi (INSBU), Mr. Nicolas Ndayishimiye, who explained the activities already carried out, indicated that the members of the CNOR are in the process of carrying out general mapping and that they have 50 days left to complete that stage considered the most important in the general census of the population, housing, agriculture and livestock.

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However, there is no shortage of challenges, he said. He raised the problem related to the lack of fuel, which delays scheduled activities. However, the CNOR intends to make a strategic stock of fuel available to deal with that problem. He also indicated that conflicts of administrative boundaries are among the challenges encountered, hence he invites provincial governors and municipal administrators to help so that district chiefs and village chiefs can control the limits of administrative entities. which fit with the new law on administrative division.

Mr. Ndayishimiye asks the CNOR to give its contribution so that the management of the census is treated as an emergency situation.

According to the Director General of INSBU, the CNOR thanks the staff who are carrying out the work in relation to the census and encourages them to redouble their efforts and move forward so that the census itself is completed. done in August to end in September 2024.

The CNOR took that opportunity to thank the technical and financial partners, as well as the development partners who supported the census process. He also invited other partners to give their contribution to help with the various activities of the said census. He appealed to the entire Burundian population to respond massively and positively to all census activities to have reliable basic indicators which will be used in monitoring and implementing the vision of an emerging Burundi country in 2040. and developed in 2060.