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Community Work: A springboard for development

publie le Monday 25 October 2021
parCommunication and Spokesperson’s Office

At the end of each quarter, the Honorable Members of Parliament take advantage of their parliamentary recess to join the population in community development work in addition to their missions of representation, voting on laws and monitoring government action. Instituted in 2006 by the then President of the Republic HE Pierre Nkurunziza, community work remains unquestionably the most popular in Burundi. They are aimed at the collective interest and are currently helping to build several national, provincial and communal infrastructures. These community development works boost each year the equivalent of more than 10 percent of the national budget allocated to the country’s socio-economic policy.

To this end, MPs are not left behind, they do participate in such important activities. During the parliamentary recess of July 2021, the Right Honorable Speaker of the National Assembly joined the populations of Makamba and Rutana provinces who were building the offices of the capital of their provinces. The Right Honorable Gelase Daniel Ndabirabe also joined the population of Kayogoro commune in Makamba province in the work of tracing contour lines on Butare hill. In Makamba, it is a six-level building with 160 offices and a multifunctional conference room.

In a harmonious atmosphere, the Right Honorable Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament also joined the people of Rutana who were in the process of constructing a three-storey building that will serve as provincial offices. After these development works, the Right Honorable gave them various advices to work together to enhance production. Agriculture and livestock being at the base of the development of the country, the Right Honorable Gelase Daniel Ndabirabe asked them to redouble their efforts by exploiting all the properties that remain unexploited until now. This is a reality because these two provinces have large fertile and unexploited areas where extra efforts would generate more production.

He also asked them to refer to the province of Kayanza which already applies the policy of putting lands together and tracing contour lines throughout the province.
Finally, the Right Honorable Gelase Daniel Ndabirabe requested the Governor of Rutana to send an official letter to the National Assembly requesting support for this work and he personally committed to contribute 1 million Fbu.

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