BUJUMBURA July 8th (ABP) – Around 50 Burundian executives chosen from key ministries have been following a short-term business management training in Bujumbura since Friday July 5, to obtain an International Business Driving License (IBDL).

Delivered through the Higher Institute of Business Administration (ISGE)), the training received funding from the Arab Republic of Egypt of US $ 30,000 which was used in the accreditation and registration of candidates, with due $ 600 each.

The Permanent Secretary at the Burundi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Isidore Ntirampeba, thanked the Egyptian Government and the Egyptian Agency for the Development Partnership for the major role they play in the capacity building of Burundian executives and the various supports granted particularly in the areas of health, education, defense, security, energy and tourism. According to him, training for obtaining the International Business Driving License (IBDL) is a core of sustainable development in Burundi. It is part of the good relations of friendship and cooperation between Burundi and Egypt.

“Last year, the drawing up of the national development plan 2018-2027 was carried out at 100% by Burundian experts. And it’s a national satisfaction. We intend to move forward in this direction. We call on our partners to continue the capacity building programs for our executives with a view to achieving this dream of 100%,” Ntirampeba told the press.

To the question to know why this training is intended for State officials while business is done by private individuals, Mr. Ntirampeba responded to the reporters that the business does not exclude anyone. The State sets up development projects and the work is entrusted to experts who have knowledge in different subjects.

At the end of the training, beneficiaries from different ministries will be called upon to contribute the expertise they have received in setting up projects on behalf of the institutions they represent.

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