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Burundi Government to contribute BIF 30 billion to 2020 elections from 2018-2019 state budget

06-26-2018 During the presentation of the bill on 2018-2019 state budget at the National Assembly, Domitien Ndihokubwayo, Finance Minister has said the government contribution to the 2020 elections will move from BIF 12, 5 billion in 2018 to BIF 33, 2 billion for this 2018-2019 fiscal year. “This rise is (...)
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Burundi: Catholic Church worried about how contributions to 2020 elections are collected

04-12-2018 “We are worried about the way the ongoing contributions to the 2020 elections are being collected,” said Bishop Joachim Ntahondereye, the chairman of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Burundi (CECAB) “Some people are abused, forced to contribute twice, even three times whereas they live in poverty,” he said. (...)
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Opposition to contribution to 2020 elections

01-22-2018 36 unions and the parliamentary group from Amizero y’Abarundi coalition have protested against the withdrawal of money from workers’ salary to contribute to the elections in 2020. They denounce the use of force. Voices are raised to challenge the joint order of the Ministers of the Interior and Finance (...)
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Minister of Interior warns those who don’t want to contribute to 2020 elections

01-15-2018 The response given to the complaints of the Confederation of Trade Unions of Burundi-COSYBU on Saturday, 13 January by Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of the Interior is unequivocal: “We intend to hold a dialogue with trade unionists. But, that they do not pretend to hinder the contribution process.” According to (...)
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No need to force Burundians to contribute to 2020 elections, say politicians

08-24-2017 The Ministry of Home Affairs organized, on 22 August, a meeting with communal administrators and provincial governors on the forthcoming elections. All Burundians will have to contribute to 2020 elections. Following the meeting organized by the Home Affairs’ Ministry with all governors and administrators in Ngozi northern province, Minister (...)