Burundi: Closing ceremonies of the International Conference of Women Leaders.

Burundi’s first lady Denise Nkurunziza has closed, Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the Lake Tanganyika Club Hotel in Bujumbura, the international conference of women leaders which lasted three days (from 25 to 27 October 2018) under the theme “Woman of destiny, get up, take courage and act because the business is watching you.

The participants in this conference were more than 700 women from all four corners of the world including Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Israel, Angola, Belgium, Cote d’Ivoire, Zambia, Central African Republic, Guinea, France, Kenya, Australia, and other countries.

Conference attended by high ranking officials.

Senior executives and members from the Government of Burundi, from Zambia, Central African Republic, the elected representatives of people, representatives of the private sector, members of diplomatic corps have also taken part in this conference.

In her speech, the first lady of Burundi, Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza expressed her thanks to her counterparts from Zambia and of the Central African Republic and all those who participated in the conference. She later indicated that the dates of 25 to 27 October will be unforgettable because they will forever remember the days when women leaders from around the world have gathered in Burundi to set goals for developing the world.

Denise Nkurunziza continued her remarks by saying that the conference was a good opportunity to share ideas, experiences and to show what a woman of destiny must do, how she should be, and what is forbidden.

Burundi First lady invited all women to get up and act on developmental goals.

Ms. Denise Nkurunziza invited them to stand up, take courage, feel able and act in case of necessity, not to be spectators in the development of their societies, but rather to positively influence the world, because they have the power.

She did not forget to point out some challenges including fear, cultural constraints and attitudes that have a counterproductive impact.

Other First Ladies took the floor.

The first lady of the Central African Republic Marguerite Tuadera, in turn, thanked her Burundi’s counterpart for her invitation, before listing her various achievements in her country in the field of health, education and the support of orphans and the poor.

She invited all Burundians to support the Central African Republic which is still behind, especially in the area of education.

In turn, the first lady of Zambia Esta Nyawa Lumbu also welcomed the initiative of the first lady of Burundi and invited the participants to the conference to be true champions, each in his country.

Thus, the conference participants committed themselves to stand up and play their role of responsibility in the transformation of society, starting with their homes.

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