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The government must turn to economists and experts to achieve the country’s vision


Apr 29, 2024

BUJUMBURA, April 29th (ABP) – The legal representative of the NGO PARCEM (Words and Actions for the Awakening of Consciousness and the Evolution of Mentalities), Mr. Faustin Ndikumana, held a press conference in Bujumbura on Friday 26 April 2024 to propose the broad lines that the government of Burundi will take into consideration to achieve the national vision, “Burundi, an emerging country in 2040 and developed in 2060”.

Mr Ndikumana indicated that for that vision to be achievable, good governance, peace and reconciliation, as well as cooperation and the mobilisation of resources, must be established as two important pillars in relation to that vision, in order to have sufficient means for its implementation.

He also pointed out that the government of Burundi must do all it can to solve the problems linked to the lack of certain products such as fuel, sugar, BRARUDI products, etc. He called on the Burundian government to change its mindset in all areas of the country’s life in order to overcome certain obstacles to the vision.

He suggested that the Audit Office should visit ministries to identify problems, take into account the advice of economists and experts, and put in place strategies to combat corruption. He made it clear that the private sector is indispensable to that vision.

Mr. Ndikumana took the opportunity to congratulate the government of Burundi for having finalized and published the vision document for “Burundi, an emerging country by 2040 and a developed country by 2060”, and for having completed the revision and adaptation of the National Development Plan (NDP).