GITEGA March 7th (ABP) – Head of State Pierre Nkurunziza called on the natives and residents of Gitega province (center of the country) to draw on the country’s past, the positive ancestral practices that characterized the Burundians, in order to cut short with the divisive teachings introduced by the colonizers.
Mr. Nkurunziza delivered that message during a session of moralization of the society that he organized in camera on March 6th, for official natives of Gitega working in that province and elsewhere, as revealed by his spokesman to the press after the meeting. Mr. Karerwa said the Head of State aimed at inviting the social components to take inspiration from the bravery and responsible citizenship that characterized the high personalities who have marked the history of the country, citing among others Ntare Rushatsi, the founder of the kingdom of Burundi, Ntare Rugamba, the unifier of the kingdom, Mwezi Gisabo, fierce opponent of colonization and Louis Rwagasore, hero of national independence. To the participants, the Head of State also recommended to have a long-term vision in their development actions for future generations to benefit from them, concluded Mr. Karerwa before indicating that the session followed others already organized in nine provinces of the country.

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