Burundi among most corrupt countries despite “zero tolerance” declaration, says OLUCOME

08-25-2018 Eight years after Burundi Head of State declared “zero tolerance” to any act of corruption, OLUCOME says Burundi is still among the most corrupt countries in the world. Gabriel Rufyiri, chairman of OLUCOME, a local corruption watchdog, says the situation has worsened and will keep deteriorating if nothing is (...)

Government to develop new strategies to avoid overspending, says economic expert

01-12-2018 Prosper Niyoboke, Dean of Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences and Management at the University of Lake Tanganyika says the country has to draw up some strategies to find solutions to the budget deficit. He refers to the warning of the corruption watchdog-OLUCOME stating that the current expenses are (...)

2018 Budget bill, unrealistic and unreliable one, says OLUCOME

12-11-2017 For the 2018 fiscal year, domestic resources in the general state budget account for 69.6% against 30.4% of donations. Tax revenue constitutes 60.9%, non-tax revenue 5% and exceptional revenue 3.6%. OLUCOME denounces very high taxes. The recently submitted budget bill for 2018 is judged as unrealistic and unreliable by (...)

Corruption watchdog calls on President to cancel request of US$ 32.6 million loan

08-15-2017 In a letter sent to Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza on 9 August, the chairman of the Observatory for the Fight against Corruption and Embezzlement (OLUCOME) expressed his concerns about a credit equivalent to US% 32.6 million to be granted by the Chinese Bank ‘Exim Bank’. This appropriation will be (...)

“Burundi falls into humanitarian assistance phase”, says corruption watchdog

01-25-2017 In a press release of 25 January, the anti-corruption organization OLUCOME calls on Burundi government to reduce the fiscal measures imposed on taxpayers in order to fight hunger that affects the Burundian population. “Of over 3 millions of hungry Burundians, more than 1 million may die if they are (...)

Two non -profit associations oppose law on term limit

12-29-2016 The Centre for Fight against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement in Burundi-OLUCOME and the Coalition of Burundian Civil Society Organizations-ONELOP say they are against the limitation of terms for non-profit associations. “Some leaders of non-profit associations wish to be at the head of their organizations forever and ever”, says Pascal (...)

Sociopolitical crisis is main cause of GDP decline, watchdog says

11-25-2016 The Observation for Fight against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement (OLUCOME) has sounded the alarm on Burundi’s economic situation. It is calling for all relevant parties to engage in inclusive talks to find solutions to the socio-political, economic and security crisis facing Burundi since April 2015. In a declaration issued (...)

OLUCOME asks the government to fight the security fees scam

09-08-2016 The Observatory for the Fight against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement (OLUCOME) says it is deeply concerned about the illegal collection of what the perpetrators, presumed to be the Imbonerakure, call security fees in Buterere, Kamenge and Kinama areas in the urban district of Ntahangwa in the Capital Bujumbura since (...)

A press release issued by OLUCOME about the new presidential decree

10-02-2015 OLUCOME has issued a press release today concerning the new presidential decree about the organization of a national dialogue that they judge unworthy if the two parties in conflicts are not on the table. (...)

Together we can eradicate corruption effectively

12-02-2013 Evaluating partnership between state institutions, ministerial commissions and civil society about fighting corruption situation after three months has been the main objective during the workshop held at “Source du Nil” Hotel this 19 November 2013.-Yves Didier Irakoze According to Hassan Mahwege, Deputy Secretary General of Observatory for Fight Against (...)