RUMONGE / MUYINGA May 12th (ABP) – Nine days before the end of the campaign for the triple ballot of May 20, namely the presidential, legislative and communal elections, the CNL candidate for the presidential election, Mr. Agathon Rwasa was in the afternoon of Saturday May 9, 2020, at the headquarters of the Rumonge province (southwest).
In his welcoming address, the provincial representative of the CNL party in Rumonge, Mr. Obed Ntakiyiruta returned to the concerns of the Inyankamugayo of the province. He cited among other things the development of the port of Rumonge, the construction of roads and the establishment of fruit processing plants.
Speaking in turn, the CNL party candidate promised the Inyankamugayo that once elected head of state, he would promote the agricultural sector. About the establishment of fruit and palm oil processing plants, Mr. Rwasa clarified that hydroelectric dams will first have to be built because, he added, the factories need electricity for their proper functioning. To develop trade via Lake Tanganyika, he promised the people to build the port of Rumonge and that of Kabonga.
A railroad connecting Burundi, DR Congo and Angola will also be built, according to the CNL candidate, in order to facilitate the movement of goods and people between those three countries. To close the CNL presidential candidate asked the people to vote for him in order to execute those promised projects.
In the Muyinga province (northeast), the CNL also launched its campaign on Saturday, May 9, in Mukoni village of Muyinga commune, a check on the site by the ABP has revealed.
The representative of the said party in Muyinga commune, Mr. Prosper Ndayisenga called on the Inyankamugayo to show off in broad daylight to campaign in favor of their candidate, Mr. Agathon Rwasa, put forward by the CNL party for the presidential election on May 20 next.
However, he instructed them to do so within the limits provided by law, that is to say from six in the morning to 6 p.m. Also, he added, CNL activists must respect the badges of other political parties that are in the electoral race. The meeting was an opportunity to connect activists with the social project that the CNL put forward to get its candidate to vote. Those include, for instances, the development of the agro-pastoral sector, the promotion of education in general, the increase in the minimum wage, the harmonization of salaries for public officials, the construction of reference hospitals, the free health care for the poor and children aged zero to seven, road construction and rehabilitation of existing axes, urban development and others, said Mrs. Géraldine Sibomana, CNL activist.
The participants in that meeting were also informed about the handling of the voting cards for the presidential candidates, the deputation and the communal councilors as well as the distinctive colors of those cards.