• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Communal administrators are called on to closely monitor the status of maize grains collected by ANAGESSA


Jun 21, 2024

CANKUZO, June 19th (ABP) – The administrators of the communes of Cankuzo province (eastern Burundi) are called upon to regularly monitor the status of the maize harvest collected by the National Agency for the Management of the Food Security Stock (ANAGESSA).

That call was made to them on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 in the commune of Cendajuru by the governor of that province, Mr. Boniface Banyiyezako, during a security meeting he held for the communal administrators of Cankuzo province and all the heads of provincial services.

During that exchange meeting on the security situation that has prevailed since May of that year, the communal administrators welcomed the government’s decision to resume the maize collection campaign, noting that a large part of the population had not yet sold its harvest to ANAGESSA during the first phase.

For example, in the Cendajuru commune, for that second phase, more than 300 tons of maize grains have already been collected, in addition to a quantity of more than 200 tons in the Gisagara commune and more than 200 tons in the Mishiha commune.

Nevertheless, there are still large quantities that have not yet been collected, as is the case in the Cendajuru commune where more than 300 tons of surplus are still in households, emphasized the administrator of that commune, Mr. Paulin Sindayigaya.

Although there is a problem of lack of bags and insecticides for proper storage, Governor Banyiyezako called on the communal administrators to closely monitor the status of the harvest already collected and stored in warehouses.

Welcoming the collaboration that characterizes all those different leaders, Mr. Banyiyezako did not fail to call on them to raise awareness among the population on environmental protection by tracing contour lines and firebreaks at the level of each forest property.

Note that the second phase of the maize collection campaign ends on June 15, 2024.