President calls out corruption in state administration during ruling party’s rally – The North Africa Post
Burundi’s President Evariste Ndayishimiye slammed corruption within the government and state administration, during the congress of his party which has been in power since 2005.
The Congress was held in Gitega by the CNDD FDD party to announce the election Cyriaque Nshimirimana to the position of Deputy Secretary General in place of Joseph Ntakirutimana.
President Ndayishimiye warned against corrupt officials in the country.
“Until now, certain people claim to be leaders or executives in the government but are only stealing from the state. This is a big problem in our political party because many leaders are only proud to be from the party that won the elections when they should be good role models,” said President Ndayishimiye.
President Evariste Nayishimiye, who has been in power since June, has declared a war against corruption. He fired 40 corrupt judges and ordered their arrest in August. In addition to receiving fines, the defendants received multiple sentences.
Ndayishimiye, speaking at the three-day congress called on credible leaders to join his party. “It is true that for a party to win, it must have many members across the country, but it must also find worthy and honest leaders across the country,” he said.
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