KAYANZA January 25th (ABP) – The governor of Kayanza province (northern Burundi), Mr. Anicet Ndayizeye, says he is unable to say how much damage has been done in the aftermath of the fire that took place last Tuesday in the Lumitel agency office of Kayanza, but it is important to know such damage, he revealed this in an interview he gave the check by ABP on Wednesday January 23, 2018.
Based on the fact that the commercial house that caught fire was not insured, he invites the general public and traders in particular to take out insurance for damage repair in case of disasters.
He also asks the Ministry in charge of Disaster Management to make a fire extinguisher truck available to his province, as long as the one formerly assigned to Kayanza was brought to Ngozi, two years ago. He also urges the people of Kayanza to avoid storing fuel in places that could cause disasters.
Governor Ndayizeye said that the computers, tables, cabinets and other objects of the telecommunications company Lumitel caught fire. He denies the rumors conveyed through social networks that the interbank has caught fire.
“Some traders do not want to renew their insurance when there is no damage,” Governor Ndayizeye said, noting that they should do so to allow for the repair of damage in case of fire or other disaster. “If the owner of the house that caught fire had taken out insurance, he would not be in total desolation as it is today,” he laments, calling for solidarity with that trader who lost his house after the fire.
Regarding the people who store the fuel in places that could cause the spread of fire, Governor Ndayizeye recalls that it is strictly forbidden to store it in the vicinity of houses or offices, and urges police to ensure that there are no people who override this prohibition.