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Analysis and adoption of two Ratification Bills

publie le Monday 22 November 2021
parCommunication and Spokesperson’s Office

The Deputies must ensure the day-to-day monitoring and evaluation of the projects implemented in their respective constituencies, decided in the plenary session of Wednesday, June 02, 2021 on the analysis and adoption of two Bills: i) Ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the Financing Agreement for the Support Project for Sustainable Development of Agriculture and Livestock Value Chains in Burundi(PADCAE-B) between the Republic of Burundi and the African Development Bank (AfDB) and ii) Ratification by the Republic of Burundi of the Loan Agreement No. 13606P between the Republic of Burundi and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Relating to the Agricultural Production Intensification and Vulnerability Reduction Project in Burundi (PIPARV-B) signed in Vienna on 01 February 2021. These two Bills were passed unanimously by the Deputies present.

Furthermore, the MPs expressed their warm thanks to the Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock who never ceases to show efforts to interest the partners. The proof is that Dr. Déo-Guide RUREMA often appears in the Kigobe hemicycle to defend financially loaded bills.

Nevertheless, the MPs did not omit to point out certain development projects that are experiencing difficulties in their implementation. This is the case of Bugesera Project. They then gave advice to prioritize local people in their recruitment for the projects initiated by the ministry in question.

The MPs also took the opportunity to note, as did Minister Deo-Guide RUREMA, that it is no longer time for subsistence farming. And the Envoy of the Government to hammer in his argumentation that the population became aware of their role in production multiplication and that any partner intervening in this field of agro-pastoralism must learn from the beneficiaries and the local administration, of the activities to be carried out by starting with those which are priority. He also said that there is a document where the needs are recorded, province by province, a mapping of modern agricultural data in the aim of seeking the balance of welfare at the national level.

Gone are the days when the various partners such as FIDA concentrated in one corner to carry out activities instead of redistributing them throughout the national territory. Also, the coordination of these projects must be ensured by mixed teams composed of technicians from the donors and those from the ministry in charge.
To better establish the above-mentioned projects, the Speaker of the National Assembly also recalled that it is necessary to direct these various projects towards the communes. But he also pointed out that the commune is not a commercial territorial organization but rather a decentralized political-administrative entity that does not produce. Its role in production belongs to the development projects that create wealth through the cooperative societies in villages. The cooperatives societies are in fact nodes of wealth multiplication in villages and can extend to the provincial and national levels.

This new vision is no longer based on the Strategic Framework for Growth and Poverty Reduction, first and second generation (CSLP I and II), which was an extraverted development mechanism. The current state budget for 2021-2022 is a concrete image of its conceptual turnaround, which bases its vision on the deployment of internal and endogenous efforts to develop Burundi instead of always seeking to depend on foreign services as in the past. The two bills defended by the Minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock fit well within the framework of the National Development Plan, NDP 2018-2027 and consider that the masters of the game of production are the beneficiaries.

Therefore PADCAE-B, which will operate in the provinces of Ngozi, Kirundo and Muyinga, has the general objective of contributing sustainably to the improvement of food and nutritional security and to the increase of the incomes of the population. The project will focus on a limited number of value chains (Rice, Maize, Goats, Pigs and Fish) identified by the beneficiaries.

As for PIPARV-B, it was initiated by FIDA and co-financed by the OFID for an amount of 20 million dollars. It will intervene in 20 communes including Bukirasazi, Giheta, Gishubi, Itaba, Makebuko and Ryansoro in Gitega province; Gihogazi, Mutumba and Shombo in Karusi province; Gatara, Kabarore, Kayanza and Matongo in the Kayanza province; Marangara, Mwumba and Nyamurenza in Ngozi province; Gasorwe, Giteranyi and Muyinga in Muyinga province.

However, Minister Déo-Guide RUREMA ended his argument by specifying that if today all the provinces are not covered by the activities of the partners, they will be in the future because it is the fundamental element of the Government policy.

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