No more free parking in Bujumbura the capital

11-03-2016 From November 1st, all public parking spaces are charged for all cars in Bujumbura. This new measure imposed by the Bujumbura city mayor did not go down well with vehicle owners. Since the beginning of November, all the users of means of transport such as vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles (...)

Muha emergency bridge now functional

10-11-2016 The makeshift bridge connecting Muha and Mukaza municipalities which was destroyed following the torrential rains that fell in Bujumbura on Saturday night is now operational. This bridge was built to temporarily replace the former one under construction for four months since it got destroyed and thus blocking the usual (...)

Transportation buses forbidden to cross Burundi- Rwanda border

08-05-2016 This measure was implemented on 4 August by the police. PAFE (Migration police) agents prevented all public transportation buses going to or from Rwanda from crossing the border. Sources from Kanyaru border post revealed that travelers who left Bujumbura before 10 am were able to continue their trip but (...)

Discontent among motorcyclists

07-27-2016 Special badges for paid transportation motorcycles and complete documents are some requirements of Muyinga province officials since last week. Drivers stand against that measure and claim for its suspension. The ultimatum expired on 17 July. All motorbikes allocated in the paid transport of people in Muyinga north-eastern province ought (...)

Figures for Road Accidents Fall in 2014

01-14-2015 In Bujumbura City Council, figures of road accidents recorded during 2014 have fallen compared to previous years, particularly those in December.-By Yves Didier Irakoze  According to Alfred Innocent Museremu, OPP1 Commander of Traffic Police and Road Security, the number of road accidents for the year 2014were 2603 whereas for (...)

Why are the transport fees still at the same price?

01-10-2015 Users of public transport wonder why the price of transport is still at the same price while the fuel price has been reduced. The problem is that there is no consultation between those who are concerned.–By Yves Didier Irakoze “I heard on the radio that the price of fuel (...)

Incident at Bujumbura International Airport

12-27-2014 The engine blast reactor of a Boeing 747 was hit at Bujumbura International Airport last Saturday, 20th December 2014. According to Albert Maniratunga, the airport’s Chief Executive Officer, agent incompetence was the major contributing factor.-By Diane Uwimana “The cause of this incident was that the marshal agents misjudged the (...)

Major reform for Transport Sector

10-20-2014 The commission on Transport Reform submitted its plans to the Ministry of Transport, Public works and Equipment in July. The Minister has yet to respond.-By Yves Didier Irakoze According to Claude Mpawenimana, General Director of Transport, the main reason for reforming the transport sector is the neglected state of (...)

New leadership in the Road Security Police

10-20-2014 For the past two months, the Road Security Police has been without a director. The consequences of the power vacuum are weighing on Burundi’s citizens. On Wednesday Alfred Innocent Museremu was appointed Commander.-By J.Berchmans Siboniyo It is 2:55 PM at the Road Security Police station (PSR) in Bujumbura. A (...)

Illegal pig breeding in Bujumbura City

10-04-2014 Despite the law that prohibits the breeding of domestic animals in Bujumbura City, it still occurs.-By Lorraine Josiane Manishatse In 2006, the Bujumbura City Council adopted a law prohibiting the breeding of domestic animals in Bujumbura City. Since then, a lot of people who practiced livestock breeding were obliged to (...)