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General assembly for all the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation

As part of strengthening a good governance at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, the Permanent Secretary Mr. Ferdinand BASHIKAKO chaired, on September 23, 2021, a general assembly for all the staff of the Central Administration of the Ministry.

The Permanent Secretary began by welcoming the new staff in the Ministry including the Minister’s Assistant, Mr. Syldie MANIREREKANA.

The agenda was centered on strengthening a good governance. Therefore, the Permanent Secretary reminded the participants of punctuality, assiduity and regularity at work. Regarding punctuality, the Permanent Secretary underlined the bad habit of being often late for some of the staff of the Ministry and asked them to do everything possible to adopt the right behavior of being at work on time.

Concerning diligence at work, the Permanent Secretary encouraged the staff who work hard and diligently even after service hours. He seized this opportunity to call those who are still reluctant to follow their brothers, in order to work without considering service hours much.

During the meeting, the Permanent Secretary announced that soon the Ministry will organize community activities within the framework of the program “EWE BURUNDI URAMBAYE” and invited the staff of the Ministry to participate in it. He also informed that within the framework of the development of ethics and professional deontology, a training for Executives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation with less than 5 years at the service is planned from October 2021.

Before closing, the Permanent Secretary gave the opportunity to the audience to comment or ask questions. Some participants presented their comments and some others asked questions to which the Permanent Secretary responded. Among the questions asked, the most essential ones were relating to the replacement of computer machines already worn-out to facilitate a rapid processing of files and the availability of buses which could bring the Executives of the Ministry to the service in order to avoid delays caused by the lack of travel buses, in their residential areas.

After comments and questions, the Permanent Secretary closed the meeting by wishing all participants good continuation of their activities.

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