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The President of the Republic received in audience the bishops of the Anglican Church of Burundi


Jun 21, 2024

GITEGA, June 21st (ABP) – The President of the Republic of Burundi, Mr Evariste Ndayishimiye, met the bishops of the Anglican Church of Burundi at the presidential palace in Gitega (central Burundi) on Tuesday 18 June, to discuss their participation and contribution to the development of the country, ABP learned on the spot.

In his opening remarks, President Ndayishimiye expressed his satisfaction with the security situation throughout the country, and with the good production throughout the country during the A and B crop seasons. He praised the contributions of the Anglican Church to the country’s development, saying that the bishops and pastors or priests were constantly praying for the country and that God never ceased to answer their prayers by showering blessings on Burundi.

The President of the Republic urged the bishops to make Burundi’s vision their own, an emerging country by 2040 and a developed country by 2060, and to encourage their followers to take up income-generating activities by developing agriculture and livestock farming so that every mouth has food and every pocket money. “To achieve sustainable development, all green spaces must be cultivated, and trees must be planted in spaces occupied by stones”, said President Ndayishimiye.

The Dean of the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in Burundi, who is also Bishop of the Diocese of Makamba, Mgr Martin Blaise Nyaboho, pointed out that during that meeting, they discussed with the Head of State various issues affecting political, economic and social life, particularly in the sectors of education, health, morality and ethics, as well as integral development, with a view to the success of the 2040-2060 vision. Bishop Nyaboho also stated that they had reassured the Head of State of the contribution of the Anglican Church of Burundi, in particular by raising the awareness of the faithful they represent so that they can adhere to that vision, so that together we can move towards the sustainable development to which the country aspires.

According to Bishop Nyaboho, the bishops of the Anglican Church of Burundi took that opportunity to congratulate the President of the Republic on that memorable date, his fourth anniversary at the head of the Country.