In Rumonge province in southeastern Burundi there are women who are engaged in cooking for fishermen commonly known as “Abapishi”.
Their day-to-day activities have been banned by the provincial government forbidding the transport of other men and informing them that the fishermen when they leave Lake Tanganyika do not return to their homes and enjoy lodging with the women.
But those who are deprived of their livelihoods deny their allegations and take the decision as an injustice.
They declare that it was their home and home and now they have no place to store it. They say their children have dropped out of school because they no longer have the means to pay for it.
Some of the women say that since the work of the carpenters, life has been similar to that of representation. There are those who are going to find that there is no other way but to sell the body.
Despite Consolateur Nitunga, the Governor of Rumonge is pulling these women out of the way. In an interview with VOA, he acknowledged that the issue was “irreversible”.