[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the third time, since 2015, city dwellers are called upon to buy new household notebooks. In some areas of Bwiza, the police have started checking households. The locals growl.
It is 10 a.m. in Bwiza, in the commune of Mukaza, in the center of the city of Bujumbura. There are long queues outside the zone offices.
These are the inhabitants of Bwiza who line up in front of their neighborhood leaders to get the new household notebooks. Each presents a slip from the bank.
Very early in the morning, from 6th to 8th avenue in district II of Bwiza, there was a search carried out by the police.
This is what prompted them to look for these new household notebooks recommended by the mayor of the city. “Lately we bought some pressurized household notebooks and today it’s worse.
We will not be able to benefit from any service in the area without presenting this document, ”P.K, a resident of I neighborhood of Bwiza found in the Bwiza area.
Some had to ask for permission at work to collect notebooks from the area. For M.K, what is new in this notebook is the passport photo of the head of household and a QR code. “There are things that are hidden behind these notebooks,” he blurted out without however explaining.
As a reminder, the household notebooks were initiated in 2015 under the mayor Freddy Mbonimpa. They were renewed once, this was towards the end of 2018.
For these new notebooks, the deadline was set for January 1, 2021. It is sold at 3000 Burundian francs per household.