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The First Vice-President of the Senate took part in the community works of concreting two classrooms


May 29, 2024

RUMONGE, May 29th (ABP) – On Saturday 24 May 2024, the First Vice-President of the Burundian Senate, Denise Ndadaye, joined the inhabitants of the Mutambara hill in the Gatete area of Rumonge commune and province in concreting work on two classrooms at Mutambara II Basic School.

In his welcoming speech, the governor of Rumonge province, Léonard Niyonsaba, pointed out that Mutambara hill is home to a number of State-owned estates occupied by the local population as part of the Agricultural Intensification Project for the communes of Rumonge, Burambi and Buyengero (PIA-RUBU). According to him, the beneficiaries of the project refused to hand over the land after the project was halted.

In her speech, the First Vice-President of the Burundian Senate, Denise Ndadaye, winked at these occupants. She told them that the State needs its land for public and not private interests.

In her opinion, those state-owned lands should be returned to be used for other current projects that the people need. She also called on the population to face up to climate change, which is causing internal displacements. For Mrs. Ndadaye, there are initiatives that people can take themselves to protect the environment, such as planting trees and anti-erosion hedges on the contour lines that people should lay out on the mountains overlooking the plain to protect the arable land.

She also returned to the Head of State’s call for everyone to work, so that every mouth has food and every pocket has money.

According to the First Vice-President of the Senate, some people have misunderstood that appeal because, she lamented, there are those who go in search of money by negative means.

She called on the inhabitants of Mutambara village to abide by the law in their daily lives, and above all to respect the administrative authorities. She did not forget to invite women to stand for election because, she insisted, women represent a large proportion of the country’s population.

She thanked the residents of Mutambara village for their massive participation in the work.  She went on to congratulate a woman who had excelled at mixing concrete, a job some people think is reserved for men. She urged other women to follow in her footsteps.