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The success of the 2040-2060 vision goes hand in hand with the availability of drinking water and electricity, according to the inhabitants of the Kayogoro and Nyange zones


Apr 26, 2024

MAKAMBA, April 25th (ABP) – The governor of Makamba province (southern Burundi), Tantine Ncutinamagara, accompanied by provincial department heads, visited the Kayogoro zone of the Kayogoro commune and the Nyange zone of the Makamba commune on Monday 22 April to gather the opinions and grievances of the people on what needs to be done to implement the vision of Burundi emerging by 2040 and developed by 2060.

According to the population, if that vision is to succeed, the problems linked to the insufficiency or lack of drinking water and electricity on various hillsides, as well as those linked to climate change, must be resolved. The population must be helped to overcome social problems such as drunkenness, polygamy and gender-based violence in all its forms.

In response to the shortage of drinking water, Berchmans Ndaruzaniye, the provincial coordinator for water and basic sanitation, said that the Burundian water and sanitation agency for rural areas was in the process of carrying out a survey of water infrastructures to determine the population’s needs, so that they could have access to that commodity. That is also the case for electricity, where the Makamba administrator has indicated that they already have water and electricity on all the villages.

To resolve the social problems observed, Governor Ncutinamagara advised the population to avoid drunkenness and beware of fetish practices. She called on the local administration to implement the law against polygamy, which prevents households from being strong enough to develop.

In the Nyange zone, the village leader of Ruremba was dismissed for his inability to resolve the social problems raised by the people.

To mitigate climate change, the people being asked to dig cesspools, draw contour lines, plant trees and respect road rights-of-way.

They will also have to comply with the law on hygiene and sanitation.

Governor Ncutinamagara pointed out that when places are sanitized, diseases linked to dirty hands are avoided, and the population can therefore devote more time to income-generating activities.