Opposition disappointed by new Cabinet

President Evariste Ndayishimiye has just appointed new members of the government including four women and 11 men. While some political parties disagree with this appointment, other organizations salute it.

President Evariste Ndayishimiye

Térence Manirambona, CNL party spokesman says the new appointment shows the image and vision that the President has for the country. “It seems that the new government is composed of one political party while Burundi has more than 36 political parties,” he deplores, adding that there are some gaps considering the announcement previously made by the President. “We should contribute to the country’s development if we were associated”, says Manirambona.
However, the Union for “Twa” Ethnic Group Progress-UNIPROBA appreciated the appointment of one member of its ethnic group.

“It is the first time that the Head of State appoints a Minister from “Twa” ethnic group. We really appreciate the decision,” says Emmanuel Nengo, UNIPROBA chairman reacting to the appointment of Imelde Sabushimike, new minister of Human Rights, Gender, National Solidarity and Social Affairs. He also says the new minister will achieve the institutions’ goals.

Minister Imelde Sabushimike has a degree in economics and was a former Secretary of National Commission of Internal Dialogue –CNDI. “This is the evidence that people from “Twa” ethnic group are also able to achieve great things”, says Nengo adding that her appointment will show high consideration for that category of Burundians.

Considering that appointment made on June 28, the ministries were combined and reduced from 23 to 15.