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The people of Nyabiraba commune fears for their health because of a cassava flour they have consumed


Apr 30, 2024

BUJUMBURA, April 30th (ABP) – The people of the Nyabiraba commune in Bujumbura province (western Burundi) is in a state of panic because of the cassava flour they are buying in the market’s shops.

According to reports gathered by ABP, the flour is of poor quality and has a bitter taste. Once it’s made into a paste, people don’t eat it, and some even throw it in the bin. Those who have eaten it fear for their health in the future, and they are calling on the authorities to ban the sale of that flour and take measures to protect the population.

The cassava flour vendors interviewed by ABP say that they serve good flour, but reveal that there can be a risk of contamination.

reveal that there may be bad flour coming from elsewhere, which has been badly preserved and can cause problems.

Contacted by ABP to find out whether he had been informed of that situation, the commune’s administrator, Michel Mpitabakana, replied that he had been informed via the zone chief. He added that he had carried out a raid to verify the information, but that he had no proof. He therefore invited buyers to tell him which shop or shops were selling that flour, so that he could take appropriate action.