The Observatory for the Fight against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement salutes the measure. He nevertheless asks the higher authorities to ensure that they do not carry out activities incompatible with their functions.
Gabribriel Rufyiri is President of OLUCOME. He welcomes the punishment but asks high authorities to avoid carrying out activities incompatible with their functions. “We consider this fine to be significant. The senator broke the law by engaging in an illicit trade in sugar. This is a very strong message. But then there are functions incompatible with commerce. Normally, we should respect this incompatibility, ”said Gabriel Rufyiri.
This civil society activist finds it incomprehensible that an authority like this can operate in commerce, when attempts at cheating or fraud are easy for him given the weight it exerts on society. He also finds that the high authorities which exercise trade are numerous, and this in almost all fields including the generals of the army and the police.
“There are army and police generals, there are high-ranking officials who trade in cement, who trade in minerals, and who even win state markets by scheming. All this has to stop because there is incompatibility, ” insists Gabriel Rufyiri.
The President of OLUCOME calls on the authorities of Burundi to respect and ensure respect for the law on trade. In the National Assembly and in the Senate, to come out of their silence and react against the authorities who engage in trade when “the law of April 18, 2006 on the fight against corruption and economic embezzlement does not allow them to do so. . ”