Nyanza-Lac: a meeting of the communal council boycotted

Nyanza-Lac: a meeting of the communal council boycotted

Most of the municipal council members refused to show up in a meeting convened by the office of the dismissed council. This isolated meeting had been convened by the vice-president of the council Elias Ciza on December 18. The venue was the meeting hall of the commune of Nyanza-Lac, in the province of Makamba (southern Burundi) this Saturday at 9 a.m. INFO SOS Médias Burundi

Only seven municipal members out of 31 attended the meeting.

Members who attended are all CNDD-FDD activists, including Marie Goreth Irankunda, administrator of Nyanza-Lac, Prudence Kabura, president of the communal council and its vice-president Elias Ciza, dismissed by the members of the council early last December.

A source familiar with the matter specifies that the members of this council boycotted the meeting judging it “illegal since it was convened by a deposed body”.

Some members of the council believe that there would be a plan to “sign in place of councilors who did not participate in the meeting to send a half-yearly report to the ministry for internal affairs”.

Three items were on the agenda, including the approval of reports of activities carried out during the first semester.

The commune of Nyanza-Lac has just spent about a month in a leadership crisis since the communal council dismissed its top leadership on December 2, the communal administrator and her office reluctant to give in.

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