Economy
' Burundi Transport Minister suspends measure to purchase plates for bicycle-taxi riders

Burundi Transport Minister suspends measure to purchase plates for bicycle-taxi riders

01-04-2017 “We have learned that bicycle-taxi riders complained about the measure that was taken, forcing them to purchase number plates for their bicycles. We, then, decided to suspend the disputed measure, “said Jean Bosco Ntunzwenimana Minister of Transport. He said the department in charge of controlling the transportation sector has (...)
' Few kilos of sugar found in one of the shops in Bujumbura

Officially at BIF 2200/kg, sugar price varies in shops…

01-03-2017 Pélate Niyonkuru, Commerce Minister, has announced on Monday the price increase of the Burundi sugar company’s product. “The price has changed from BIF 1900 to BIF 2200 per kg due to the rise of the sugar production cost”, he said. Before January 2017, the price of sugar varied between (...)
' Thé-à-lOTB-copie

Burundi Tea Office Internationally Certified

01-03-2017 Burundi Tea Office-OTB can now sell its products all over the world since its different factories have been certified. In a statement issued on Monday, 2 January 2017, Goreth Nimpagaritse, OTB spokesperson, said the certification they received will allow them to boost their sale at the global market. During (...)
' Primus, One of BRARUDI products.

The rise in price of Brarudi products: A necessary evil

01-02-2017 Sunday 1st January 2017, the new prices of Burundi Brewery Company- BRARUDI products have been announced on different media. Except non alcoholic drinks, others like Primus 72cl and 50cl, Amstel 65cl and 50cl, Amstel bock ,Amstel Royale and Nyongera, their prices have been increased. According to Brarudi, this has (...)
' Some participants in the workshop

Africa Startup to start assisting young entrepreneurs in Burundi

12-29-2016 The NGO will support young entrepreneurs by partnering with existing NGOs or by helping directly youth with clear business projects. The NGO Africa Startup plans to start a project of Education, Trade and Professional Training for young entrepreneurs in Burundi. It has organised, this Thursday 29 December, a workshop (...)
' Domitien Ndihokubwayo, the finances minister" A strict management named austerity policy must be applied."

2017 spells austerity woes

12-24-2016 Domitien Ndihokubwayo, Burundi’s finance minister presented a draw law outlining a number of austerity measures to the National Assembly on 22 December for 2017. Parliamentarians then discussed the austerity policy. The new budget was eventually voted in by 11O MPs out of the 111. 2017 will be characterised by (...)
' Faustin Ndikumana, the chairman of PARCEM

New austerity measures will target most vulnerable, NGOs say

12-24-2016 Two NGOs have decried a series of austerity measures the government of Burundi has adopted in its 2017 budget. The austerity measures are aimed at trying to remain on two feet in the face of a faltering national economy, mainly due to cuts of foreign sponsors on which it (...)
' Elysé Ndaye, General Accounting Office President:” “We recommend the government to review the policy”

National Assembly calls for revision of “Zero State’s fleet of vehicles policy”

12-22-2016 In a commentary on the 2017 budget presented by the president of the general accounting office on 21 December in the National Assembly, different MPs proposed the review of the policy to reduce state owned vehicles (Charroi Zero). BIF 2.4 bn have been proposed to be used in the (...)
' Jean Noel Nkurunziza, ABUCO Chairman:” The rise in electricity price by REGIDESO comes to worsen the population’s living conditions which were already poor”

Two local watchdogs do not welcome the rise in electricity price

12-20-2016 The Burundian Association of Consumers-ABUCO and the Center for Fight against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement- OLUCOME say they are not pleased with the decision by the public company in charge of supplying water and electricity-REGIDESO to increase the price of electricity. ABUCO says the decision comes to worsen the (...)
' President Nkurunziza leads the ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the first phase of MAN in Burundi. He says his deepest wish is to see even the most remote areas of the country have internet access.

Metropolitan Area Network launched in Capital Bujumbura

12-20-2016 Alongside the official inauguration of digital television, Burundi President, Pierre Nkurunziza, has introduced the optical fibre Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) on this 19 December 2016. The event marked an important step towards the increase of the penetration of information and communication technologies that Nestor Bankumukunzi, the Minister in charge (...)