CANKUZO February 27th (ABP) – Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Kakonko Commune in the United Republic of Tanzania paid a visit to Cankuzo Province on Saturday February 24, 2018, where they met with trader representatives from that province in the context of exchange of experience in trade and the strengthening of friendly relations and good neighborliness between our two neighboring countries.
In his welcoming address, governor of Cankuzo Désiré Njiji confirmed that peace and security reign throughout the province to the border thanks to the good collaboration between the authorities on both sides. That visit by members of Tanzania’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture to Cankuzo province is an eloquent sign of mutual trust, he told his hosts.
He hoped that there would be a permanent framework for exchange of experience in trade, ease in trade and the free movement of goods and people in accordance with the law. He also invited Tanzanian traders to bring their capital to invest in Burundi and vice versa because peace and security are a reality.
Tito Joseph, head of the delegation and representative of the traders in Kakonko commune, said that the promotion of the trade, industry, agriculture and livestock sectors and the marketing of their products is a paramount concern for them. He urged Cankuzo traders to work in associations and to practice a recognized trade and in accordance with the law.
During that meeting, exchanges focused on the security of the traders and their goods, the carrying of the necessary documents and the practice of the recognized trade and in compliance with the law, the opening of the post offices in Nyabibuye (Mishiha side) and in Muhange (Gisagara-Gasenyi II) to facilitate the payment of taxes and the granting of the necessary documents.
There was also talk of rehabilitating roads linking Tanzania and Cankuzo province, creating a common market where Tanzanians and Burundians would meet, and so on.