BUJUMBURA December 6th (ABP) – Police officers living in the Socarti camp in Kamenge (north of the capital Bujumbura) proceeded, in the afternoon of Tuesday December 4, 2018, to planting trees estimated at 800 around their camp.
Mr. Nkurikiye also said that this tree planting activity was organized by three specialized police units that live in that camp. This is the unit against police delinquency, the unit of the rapid intervention mobile group and the anti-terrorist unit, said Nkurikiye.The spokesman of the Ministry of Public Security Pierre Nkurikiye said that the activity is part of the large project “Ewe Burundi urambaye” which was initiated by the Head of State, for a period of seven years. It is expected that every year there will be 3 million tree seedlings planted, he said.
He added that the project is chaired on the field by the Head of State, assisted by the General Inspector of Police. The latter commanded to all Burundian police officers to plant trees near their camp sites, for two purposes, including protecting the environment and delimiting the land of Socarti Camp.
To that end, Mr. Nkurikiye pointed out that in these days there are people who want to appropriate the land of the Burundi National Police (PNB) throughout the country. He took the opportunity to warn all those people who want to appropriate the land property or other means allocated to PNB, it will not let it go. For him, those are means that help this body to ensure the safety of the people and their goods.
On the occasion of that activity in Socarti Camp, those police officers planted more than 800 trees in addition to the 700 others they had already planted in other locations, said Nkurikiye.