MURAMVYA July 6th (ABP) – Burundi Diaspora Chairman Japhet Legentil Ndayishimiye together with Muramvya Provincial Governor Laurent Nicimbeshe and Muramvya Communal Administrator paid a working visit to the fields and stablings of domestic animals belonging to the Niragira Community Development Farmers’ cooperative, which is located in the Bihororo sub-village of Masango village in Muramvya commune and province (center-west). The cooperative was initiated by a Burundian of the diaspora living in Canada, Mr. Alphonse Nahimana, native of the Bihororo sub-village, a check by ABP revealed
Those authorities accompanied by members and employees of the visited cooperative, visited in turn the herds of cows, pigs, goats and sheep as well as banana and cassava fields maintained by the same cooperative.
In their respective addresses, the Governor of Muramvya, Mr. Laurent Nicimbeshe, and the Muramvya communal administrator, Mr. Dieudonné Nsabimana, have in turn appreciated that cooperative project developed by Mr. Alphonse Nahimana who, even being abroad, thought of the development of his people and of the surrounding people as well as that of his native commune. They wanted progress and prosperity for the cooperative in general and its members in particular.
Governor Nicimbeshe congratulated Mr. Alphonse Nahimana and asked other Burundians of the Diaspora to follow his example by looking after the well-being of the families they left in their native communes.
As for the chairman of the Burundi Diaspora, Mr. Japhet Legentil Ndayishimiye, he said that he went to the Bihororo sub-village with the administrative authorities at the invitation of Mr. Alphonse Nahimana who has an exemplary project in his native village.
According to Ndayishimiye, that visit has shown through those achievements that many Burundians living abroad can follow the model of Alphonse Nahimana and make great achievements in their native villages. “My appreciation of the work done by Alphonse Nahimana is very positive,” said the chairman of the Burundi diaspora, stressing that if any Burundian of the diaspora could think of their native village and embark on a project that benefits the surrounding people, this would be an inclusive development.
He took the opportunity to invite Burundians living abroad to attend the week dedicated to the Burundi Diaspora which will begin on July 22.
It was noted that the day of July 3rd was also the occasion for the members of the Niragira Community Development Farmers’ cooperative to formally hand over the quantities of bean seeds received during the crop season B.
Those seeds will benefit the other members of the cooperative through the existing solidarity chain while cassava cuttings will be distributed to the people at the beginning of the crop season A, as indicated by Ms. Francine Mugirasoni in her speech, the one responsible for the activities of the cooperative.