KAYANZA July 24th (ABP) – The governor of Kayanza province (northern Burundi), Colonel Rémy Cishahayo warns that he will never give free rein to corruption, fraud and economic malfeasance in his province because , he explains, these practices harm the development of the country because they prevent the realization of development projects.
Governor Cishahayo said so in a meeting held Tuesday in Kayanza town for officials from different sectors of life. He calls on the people of that province to denounce all cases of corruption, fraud and embezzlement so that they can be eradicated.
According to him, the fight against corruption requires the involvement of everyone because it enriches a handful of people and harms the integral development of the country. In addition, corruption dishonours the receiver by the fact that the latter loses his voice in front of the corrupt, he continued, deploring the new behavior of young people who, as soon as they get job, dream of having the same wealth as those who spend 20 years in service. Thus, to get rich quickly, those young people resort to fraud.
He said that whoever is caught receiving corruption will not be imprisoned but handed over to the ministry where he works. He will then ask the authorities of this ministry to no longer send his employee to his province. That measure will be popularized even up to the security services working in Kayanza province.
For that provincial authority, corruption is the main cause of underdevelopment. As an example, he deplored the case of people who import products and who, instead of paying taxes, bypass the services of the Burundian Revenue Office (OBR). “It is better to die than to endorse corruption”, he added, specifying that the corrupters and the corrupt have no more place in Kayanza province. He also warned that whoever is caught in the act will not have to use his ethnic group, gender, political or regional affiliation.
At the same time, he winked at the fraudsters while pointing out that they are not far from the assassins because they constitute an obstacle to the realization of various development projects.
As for economic malfeasance, he meant that it is all those people who participate in the mismanagement and inappropriate use of public goods such as vehicles, desk phones and others. In addition to that category, according to the governor of Kayanza, there are also those recording delays in the accomplishment of the missions entrusted to them but who are the first to demand an increase in their salary.
“It is not only my business as provincial governor, communal administrator or police commissioner, it is a struggle of everyone, the reason why you must ensure that they do not continue not to bring down the country, “he concluded.