President Pierre Nkurunziza on Friday October 23rd October swore in a National Commission for dialogue that is aimed at resolving the dire political crisis that the country plunged into earlier this year.
The commission will be comprised 15 members with the French acronym CNDI that will be based in Bujumbura.
Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza on Friday October 23rd swore in a 15-member commission for dialogue to be referred by its French acronym CNDI that will be based in the country’s capital Bujumbura.
The commission draws membership from different political groups, religion, security forces, ethnic groups, youth among others making its all-inclusive and comprehensive.
The commission has received a lot of critism from the opposition that has termed the commission as sham urging its members to boycott and all meeting called by the commission. The opposition has continually cited the greatest impediment of any national dialogue’s success as the illegal third term of Nkurunziza that the government has insisted he will serve before any elections are held.
A decree said that CNDI’s goal would be to conduct the process of inter-Burundian dialogue across the country that will pave way for national healing and reconciliation.
Burundi has come under severe international pressure to resolve the political tensions in the country with blocs like the European Union suspending some aid and warning t further slap the poor country with sanctions if crisis resolution is further delayed.