The ruling CNDD-FDD party held Monday in Bujumbura, closing ceremonies of the referendum campaign in which participated the presidents of the two parliamentary chambers, some ministers, and executives from this party as well as members from all the provinces of Burundi.
In his speech of circumstance, the secretary general of Cndd-Fdd party, Mr. Evariste Ndayishimiye recalled that since 1961, Burundians suffered from the bad teachings of the colonizer. After various crises that shook the country, the Burundians subsequently sat together and ended up signing the Charter of Unity and the Arusha Accords, in order to consolidate social cohesion.
Mr. Ndayishimiye said that in order to implement these agreements, his party has, since taking office in 2005, already set up National Commissions recommended by these agreements. He cited the fight against genocide, the National Commission on Land and Other Property (CNTB), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CVR) and others.
Returning to the revised Constitution, he said it is now, high time that Burundi has full independence. For him, when a country is independent, it organizes itself and develops projects that it must implement for the benefit of its people.The Secretary-General of the CNDD-FDD said that those who teach to vote “no” are manipulated by the colonizer who does not want the people of Burundi to be independent.
He said Burundi belongs to the Burundians themselves and that no foreigners will come from outside to build them.
Mr. Ndayishimiye also called on the Bagumyabanga to vote “yes” for the new Constitution because, according to him, voting “yes” is to consolidate and implement what came out of the inter-Burundian dialogue.
Recalling the major changes in this Constitution compared to the current one, he said that with the new Constitution, the head of state will have a term of seven years instead of five years and will have his vice president who is not his ethnicity, nor his political family.
The persons exercising the high functions of the State must enjoy a single nationality, namely Burundian nationality, adding that this new Constitution will allow the judiciary to be independent and Burundians not to be judged outside the country. country.
Ndayishimiye also said that once this Constitution has been passed, it will allow the Burundian government to consolidate solidarity between the States of the Community.
While other East Africa Community states prepare the budget in June of every year and Burundi in January, the new constitution Burundi will join other members by making it ready in June as well
The new Constitution also gives access to small political parties in the administration of the country and in the fight against impunity. It should be noted that these activities included the participation of representatives of accredited diplomatic corps in Bujumbura, representatives of civil society as well as those of religious denominations.
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