BUJUMBURA January 22nd (ABP) – The second Deputy President of the Burundian Senate, Mr. Anicet Niyongabo, proceeded on Saturday January 19, 2019 to the launch of the move to the headquarters of Gitega province (central Burundi), which is now the political capital of Burundi.

During a press briefing on the occasion, Mr. Niyongabo stated that the Senate has pledged to move to the provincial headquarters of Gitega province before the end of the current legislature. This move, which comes at the end of the ad hoc preparations, will extend until February 1, he said. He seized that opportunity to announce that a bill recently adopted by the Burundi government and the two Houses of Parliament (National Assembly and Senate) will soon be promulgated by the Burundian Head of State, Mr. Pierre Nkurunziza. Once the bill is promulgated, the provincial headquarters of Gitega province will effectively become the political capital of Burundi, and the Bujumbura City Council will have the status of economic capital of the country, he explained. The Senate takes the lead, and the other institutions of the Republic will gradually follow up to settle all in Gitega, he added.

The people accustomed to coming to the Senate to file their grievances or other parliamentarians who collaborate with the Senate will find the Senators in Gitega from next February, he concluded.

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