The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) has moved its secretariat from Burundi’s capital Bujumbura to Zambia due to the persistent violence and instability within the East African country.
ICGLR is an intergovernmental organization of African countries in the Great lakes region with 12 member states including Burundi.
Mr. Georges Chikoti, buy http://clinico.cl/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php the Chairman of the ICGLR Regional Intern Ministerial Committee made the communication with reference to an earlier decision reached during the 9th heads of state summit to relocate the secretariat. The summit held in May this year made the decision to ensure safety of the staff and continued effective functioning of the organization until order is restored in Burundi.
“Today, and the situation in Burundi particularly in Bujumbura has worsened and remains extremely volatile. Members of my staff and myself are not feeling safe in Bujumbura”, stomach read the communique.
“That’s why as per the decision of the 9th extraordinary summit, I would inform you that among members of the staff who wish we will be, from now working from the Levy Mwanawasa Centre on Democracy and Good Governance in Lusaka, Zambia to benefit from existing facilities”.
Mr. Chikoti also expressed fear over the continued shootings and explosions that have resulted into deaths of innocent civilians. He further urged government in Burundi to hold immediate internal discussions to calm the situation.
“I also think that it’s urgent t ensure the full operationalization of the Ugandan mediation in the East African Community (EAC) and associate the ICGLR Troika under the Angolan Chairmanship by convening an urgent joint EAC/ICGLR/AU meeting that I propose as soon as possible”, Mr. Chikoti further mentioned.
Insurgency in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura broke out weeks ago in protest of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s re-election, forcing some 200,000 people to flee the country seeking asylum. The government has since then cracked down on the opposition’s attempts to protest the situation.
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The Kamwenge-Fort Portal road was supposed to have been completed in January, 2015.
Kagina apologized for the delay and divulged that Kamwenge-Fort portal road works would be in final stages if work had not been delayed.
She said that UNRA employed new directors who will run the project more efficiently.
She introduced the new team which included, Mr. Tom Manyindo, Mr. Mark Ssali, Mr. Charles Kizito, and Mr. Kyeyune, the area manager Kabarole.
In regards to the issue of compensations, Kagina assured the locals who had been affected by the construction that she would give them feedback in two weeks.