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Senate to enquire about ethnic quota on personnel recruitment by foreign NGOs

The upper chamber of parliament has opened the second session of its activities this August 1, 2018. Among the items on the agenda, there is the inquiry about ethnic quota on staff recruitment by foreign NGOs.

Réverien Ndikuriyo: “Article 18 specifies that recruitment has to respect gender and ethnic quota as stipulated by Burundi Constitution”

Réverien Ndikuriyo: “Article 18 specifies that recruitment has to respect gender and ethnic quota as stipulated by Burundi Constitution”

Members of the senate plan to invite a government representative to give clarifications on the implementation of the law N0 1/01 of July 23, 2017 that requires the respect of ethnic and gender balance in foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs). “Article 18 specifies that the recruitment has to respect gender and ethnic quota as Burundi Constitution stipulates it,” says Réverien Ndikuriyo, speaker for the Senate.

The senate will also have to analyze 13 bills submitted by the government of Burundi. “As it is stipulated by the Constitution in Article 163, members of the Senate have to analyze 13 bills submitted by the government in this August session that has opened today,” says Ndikuriyo.

The bills that will be analyzed are about Burundi integration in international and regional conventions, health care, bilateral collaboration, delimitation of communes …

On 23 December, 2016, the National Assembly adopted a draft law amending the general framework of cooperation between the Government of Burundi and foreign non-governmental organizations. Article 18 (4) of the draft law stipulates that the recruitment of local staff must be carried out in accordance with the ethnic balances as stipulated in the Constitution of Burundi.

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