Burundi Head of State says that Burundians are not the ‘poorest people on earth’.

Despite the prevalent information that the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, Burundi Head of State, Pierre Nkurunziza, has assured Burundians that they are not the ‘poorest people on earth’ as the world think.

Nkurunziza Pierre moralizing officials on Burundi state of economy(Picture: ABP)

Nkurunziza said this, this Tuesday, when he was in a meeting with the executives of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Development Cooperation, those of the Burundian Revenue Office of (OBR) as well as those of banks operating in the country.

Burundi Head of State slammed the ‘infiltration of foreign practices’.

According to the deputy spokesman of President of the Republic, Mr. Alain Diomede Nzeyimana, the head of state has started with the word of God who stipulates that normally “people make mistakes for lack of knowledge”.

The head of state slammed Finance Ministry officials who participate in acts that do not give a good image to Burundian people or government because they do not know that their acts affect the rest of the country, pointed out Mr. Nzeyimana.

He gave the example of Westerners who, in 2010, who wanted to introduce the same-sex marriages in Burundi and who, in return, promised help to the government. He said that this did not succeed in because of the education of Burundian leaders.

Burundi is not the ‘poorest country’. 

According to Mr. Nzeyimana, the Head of State said that Burundi is not one of the poorest countries
as it is always said by the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund.

On the other hand, Nkurunziza added, Burundi can organize itself and work on projects of great
importance, for example, of the new National Development Plan to bring out Burundians of poverty which, according to him, is not tangible because, with the natural resources that Burundi has, we can easily get out of the poverty.

The President of the Republic invited senior officials of this Ministry to think about leading projects that
portray a beautiful image of the country.

Minister of Finance, Budget and Economic Development Cooperation, Domitien Ndihokubwayo, took the opportunity to thank the head of state for having thought to dispense the course of moralization of the
company to its executives.

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