President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi on August 27th gave the country’s defense and security forces a two-month ultimatum to disarm, dismantle and put to a stop the armed groups committing selective killings in the Bujumbura.
He further extended an invitation to security committees to join in the fight to restore peace and security in the country’s capital Bujumbura.
Compulsory civic education for the youth especially at the university indicated to be introduced in a bid to educate on the importance of security.
Barely a week since Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza was sworn in for a third controversial bid in office he has unveiled his 5- year plan echoing his pre-election manifesto. It is to be noted that Nkurunziza appointed a cabinet that comprises of his allies and his major supporters.
On 27th August Nkurunziza followed in Nigeria’s footsteps of giving the country’s defense and security forces a two-month ultimatum to dismantle and disarm all the armed groups that have been committing selecting killings within the capital Bujumbura.
Additionally, he extended an invitation to security committees in the capital and its environs to join the government in dismantling the violent groups that are spreading fear and panic in Burundi. The security committees draw membership from the citizens, security forces, administration and judicial officials and will receive appropriate training to facilitate and boost the level of collaboration.
Nkurunziza said, “We will counter any action that would disturb security — whether internal or external. That is why we call on security and defense forces to be more watchful than ever before so that no enemy escapes them.”
Youth’s in Burundi especially university student will receive mandatory civic service that has been reintroduced in efforts to convince not only the youth but all citizens the fundamentality of safeguarding peace and security.
Among the key elements of his five-year manifesto will be focused towards peace building and restoration, justice and security, strengthening of good governance with the core pillars of democracy, integrity and sustainable development.
Despite the recent turmoil and international pressure, Nkurunziza has expressed his desire to reconcile the healing nation and take all the necessary actions to maintain the peace and prevent the country from plunging into a civil war that has been looming since the failed coup earlier in the year.