The swearing-in ceremony that witnessed the participation of Burundi’s top leaders and diplomats accredited to the east African nation coincided with the official launch of the Commission activities.
In their oath, they swore to “conscientiously do their assignments in total independence, impartiality, dignity without discrimination in order to organize well the inter-Burundians’ dialogue”.
In his remarks, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza congratulated members of the Commission and advised them to promote the national concord.
“The national dialogue is a traditional value that citizens have to safeguard,” said Nkurunziza.
He called on all Burundian citizens to participate in the dialogue whose inclusivity will be its privileged feature.
Nkurunziza said, “This dialogue will be open to citizens living in Burundi as well as those of the Diaspora.”
He denounced the behavior of some Burundian citizens who “tarnish” the image of their country.
Nkurunziza torched plotters of the failed coup staged on May 13 and organizers of the insurgency that left several victims.
“They are also invited in the dialogue, but they will have to appear before trial,” said Nkurunziza.
The National Commission for the Inter-Burundians’ Dialogue (CNDI) is made up of 15 members from various sectors and is led by Monsignor Justin Nzoyisaba. Enditem