Economy
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Deposit requirement for road accident victims to hospital suspended

02-13-2019 Burundi Public Health Ministry has instructed all hospitals not to ask victims of road accidents to pay deposit before their treatment saying it should be paid 48 hours after their admission to hospital. Jean Bosco Girukwishaka, Spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health says the measure has been taken (...)
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Burundi Revenue Authority rewards five best taxpayers

02-09-2019 «Dukorere Hamwe Dusoze Ikivi Cooperative» from West region, Ena from East region, Charles Niyonkuru from Gitega Province, joiners’ workshop from Ngozi Diocese and the Mediser from South region were motorcycle for paying taxes on time. Those laureates are from four areas of the country. Audace Niyonzima, Commissioner General of (...)
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IFAD to boost agricultural transformation

01-31-2019 The Regional Director of East and Southern Africa at the International Fund for Agricultural Development visited, on 30 January, different projects financed by IFAD in Bubanza province. Beneficiaries appreciate the step made in rural transformation. Sara Mbago Bhunu, Regional Director of the East and Southern Africa at the International (...)
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Karusi: prices of Brarudi drinks soar due to closure of Mega SSD

01-31-2019 The prices of Brarudi products have been increased in Karusi province since the end of last December. The closure of the local Mega SSD would be the root cause. Théodosie Cishahayo is the representative of Mega SSD Karusi. This fifty- year-old widow who says to have lived in Karusi (...)
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Trade Ministry suspends Brarudi decision to increase price of beverages

01-30-2019 Jean Marie Niyokindi, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism says the decision taken by the brewery company-Brarudi is temporarily suspended until there is consultation between competent authorities. “Burundi government is a shareholder in Brarudi and it hasn’t been consulted before the company took such a decision,” told the Minister (...)
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Suppliers of fruit plants to be given half of owed money

01-10-2019 In a press conference held this Wednesday 9, the ombudsman says suppliers of fruit plants will be given half of their money. The government of Burundi owes BIF 5,061,280,790 for the supply of fruit plants since 2011. Edouard Nduwimana, the Burundi Ombudsman, says that his institution has found the (...)
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Fuel shortage persists in Bujumbura

01-09-2019 From the south to the north of the capital Bujumbura, few petrol stations were providing fuel and gasoil in the morning of 8 January. In the southern neighborhoods, Mogas station located in Kabondo quarter in Mukaza commune was providing fuel and gasoline after four days without working. Pump attendants (...)
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Entrepreneurship as cure for unemployed youths in Matana

12-27-2018 Ligala, prostitution, poverty, unemployment and drug consumption are some of the challenges faced by young high school and university graduates from Matana commune in Bururi province. The Catholic Church has succeeded to gather unemployed youth into an association. It is a huge relief for the unemployed youths of Matana (...)
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Diesel fuel shortage to be solved soon, Ministry of Energy reassures

12-05-2018 The shortage of diesel fuel has been reported since last weekend on gas stations of the provinces of the interior of the country as well as in Bujumbura. Léonidas Sindayigaya, spokesman for the Ministry of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines announced on December 4 that the slowdown in the supply (...)
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Geographical distance and ignorance as main causes of low financial inclusion in Burundi

11-29-2018 According to a survey conducted by Burundi National Bank in 2016, the rate of financial inclusion has moved from 12, 5% in 2012 to 21% in 2016. Jocelyne-Diane Bizimana, Secretary of the national committee in charge of financial inclusion says the number of people using financial institutions remains low (...)
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