Economy
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Juices made from ginger on market not certified, BBN reveals

03-26-2019 Some owners of food processing companies accuse the Bureau of Standards and Quality Control (BBN) of hurting their business by refusing to certify their processed products so that they should be put on the market. BBN communication officer says that juice locally manufactured from ginger is not certified. “BBN (...)
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About 20 fishing boat engines stolen since beginning of 2019

03-20-2019 Fishermen worry about the theft resurgence of fishing boat engines in Lake Tanganyika. Armed robbery is reported in Rumonge Province, in the south of Burundi. “About 20 engines have been stolen since the beginning of 2019 in Rumonge and Nyanza Lake communes of Rumonge and Makamba provinces respectively,” says (...)
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Three accommodation houses classified as five star hotels in Burundi

03-01-2019 Out of 37 classified hotels at the national level, only three were rated five star hotels. They are all located in Bujumbura town. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism has announced that this Friday 1 March, the results of identification and classification of hotels in Burundi. Jean Marie (...)
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Three hundred Burundian villages access Satellite TV thanks to Chinese support

03-01-2019 At least 300 Burundian villages are now having access to Satellite TV thanks to the support of Chinese Embassy in Burundi. Each village has received 20 decoders and three solar television kits. At least 6900 beneficiaries profited from the project. Longin Bizimana, Technical Director at Startimes, a company that (...)
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Deposit requirement for road accident victims to hospital suspended

02-13-2019 Burundi Public Health Ministry has instructed all hospitals not to ask victims of road accidents to pay deposit before their treatment saying it should be paid 48 hours after their admission to hospital. Jean Bosco Girukwishaka, Spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health says the measure has been taken (...)
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Burundi Revenue Authority rewards five best taxpayers

02-09-2019 «Dukorere Hamwe Dusoze Ikivi Cooperative» from West region, Ena from East region, Charles Niyonkuru from Gitega Province, joiners’ workshop from Ngozi Diocese and the Mediser from South region were motorcycle for paying taxes on time. Those laureates are from four areas of the country. Audace Niyonzima, Commissioner General of (...)
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IFAD to boost agricultural transformation

01-31-2019 The Regional Director of East and Southern Africa at the International Fund for Agricultural Development visited, on 30 January, different projects financed by IFAD in Bubanza province. Beneficiaries appreciate the step made in rural transformation. Sara Mbago Bhunu, Regional Director of the East and Southern Africa at the International (...)
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Karusi: prices of Brarudi drinks soar due to closure of Mega SSD

01-31-2019 The prices of Brarudi products have been increased in Karusi province since the end of last December. The closure of the local Mega SSD would be the root cause. Théodosie Cishahayo is the representative of Mega SSD Karusi. This fifty- year-old widow who says to have lived in Karusi (...)
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Trade Ministry suspends Brarudi decision to increase price of beverages

01-30-2019 Jean Marie Niyokindi, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism says the decision taken by the brewery company-Brarudi is temporarily suspended until there is consultation between competent authorities. “Burundi government is a shareholder in Brarudi and it hasn’t been consulted before the company took such a decision,” told the Minister (...)
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Suppliers of fruit plants to be given half of owed money

01-10-2019 In a press conference held this Wednesday 9, the ombudsman says suppliers of fruit plants will be given half of their money. The government of Burundi owes BIF 5,061,280,790 for the supply of fruit plants since 2011. Edouard Nduwimana, the Burundi Ombudsman, says that his institution has found the (...)
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