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The first Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly began the parliamentary recess of November 2023 with a visit to his constituency from November 3rd to November 6th, 2023

publie le Tuesday 7 November 2023
parCommunication and Spokesperson’s Office

Honorable Sabine Ntakarutimana first participated in the celebration of International Teachers’ Day, which was organized at the Umuco Stadium in Muyinga under the auspices of His Excellency, President General-Major Evariste Ndayishimiye. Normally celebrated on October 5th, this day was postponed in Burundi to November 3rd, 2023, under the national theme "the teachers we need for the education we want." While the Minister of National Education awarded teachers in the province whose classes stood out in the state examination, the Head of State expressed his wish for the construction of schools to go hand in hand with the construction of teachers’ homes.

As part of the Government’s action control, the first Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly visited the Sangwe Bwasare cooperative society, located in the Bwasare area of the Gasorwe commune. Its field of action is agriculture and small livestock farming. Honorable Sabine Ntakarutimana, who visited two maize fields operated by this cooperative society, also lent a helping hand by removing pests from the maize leaves and weeding the fields.

This cooperative society has focused on pig farming, which has caused significant inconvenience. Indeed, the pigs have been systematically decimated by diseases. However, this failure has served as a lesson to the cooperative society, which now mainly raises goats and sheep. A good number of goats can be found in the households of the members, while the rest are kept in the cooperative society’s stable, which counts 300 animals.

The agro-pastoralism sector is thriving to such an extent that the cooperative society, which has been in existence since 2019, plans to repay the amount owed to the Government. This is a positive development for the sector and shows that it is growing and becoming more financially stable. It is also a good sign for the Government, as it means that they will be able to recover the money that they have invested in the sector.

In response to the President’s call for leaders to get closer to the people, the first Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly participated in community development work on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the Kobero border post in the Butihinda commune. Before starting the day’s activity of unclogging a drain, the administrative authorities took Honorable Sabine Ntakarutimana to the Burundian-Tanzanian border to see for herself the state of the road.

During his speech, the first Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly called on the Minister of Infrastructure, Equipment, and Social Housing to rehabilitate the road, which serves as the gateway to Burundi. Honorable Sabine Ntakarutimana also recommended that the population living upstream of the road create contour lines to slow down the speed of runoff water, which contributes to the road’s deterioration. Tanzanian truck drivers on site also expressed their desire to see the road expanded and equipped with a parking lot.

Later that same Saturday evening, the first Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly participated in a cultural vigil during which the President officially launched the 17th edition of the Torch of Peace at the Umuco stadium in Muyinga. The uniqueness of this edition is that the Torch of Peace will illuminate all the communes of the country, whereas before it shone on the province’s major construction sites. Thus, the Torch of Peace stayed in the province of Muyinga from Saturday, November 4, to Monday, November 6, before moving on to the province of Cankuzo.

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