Kamabuye residents demand presidential term limits removal
Residents ofÂ Kamabuye sectorÂ inÂ Bugesera DistrictÂ Â haveÂ demanded endless termÂ limits for president Â Paul KagameÂ in what they said isÂ one way of consolidating the developmentÂ Â they have achieved in the lastÂ twentyÂ years plus.
The residents Â echoed thisÂ during theÂ Â ongoing consultations byÂ members of parliament on the change ofÂ articleÂ 101 of the consultation which limits presidentialÂ termÂ to onlyÂ twoÂ with each takingÂ seven years.
The members of membersÂ Â Â of parliamentÂ Â that were headedÂ byÂ Â theÂ vice president of the senate Jeanne Gakuba heard thatÂ the changeÂ ofÂ the articleÂ 101Â to allowÂ thirdÂ term for president Kagame is not enoughÂ but ratherÂ Â provideÂ endlessÂ Â terms.
â€œ inÂ a special way I want to thankÂ president Â KagameÂ forÂ givingÂ usÂ new life and new hope and this is why weÂ want him to rule forever,Â said immaculate NyiransabimanaÂ of Kamabuye SectorÂ inÂ Bugesera District.
LikeÂ otherÂ residents,Â NyiransabimanaÂ noted thatÂ Kamabuye sector wasÂ Â like abandonedÂ Â sectorÂ andÂ theÂ entire district that was leading in povertyÂ but said that due to good leaders that allowsÂ people toÂ participate, things have changed for better.
â€œIf it wasnâ€™t goodÂ leadership and democracy where we have aÂ voice on matter concerningÂ development we wouldÂ notÂ Â haveÂ foughtÂ povertyÂ inÂ ourÂ homes,Â Â sheÂ explained.
From one speaker to the other, residents explained that theÂ Â current development such as roads, health centers that never existed in the sector, improved water system among others are keyÂ Â reasons the president should rule for ever.
â€œ ourÂ sector have been regardedÂ as the poorest ,Â we had noÂ roads noÂ healthÂ but President Kagame thoughtÂ of usÂ and broughtÂ all services near us,â€ said theÂ Â jollyÂ Anastasia, Mukanyarwaya kamabuye, Bugesera district.
The sectorÂ thatÂ isÂ also one of the sectors that are near the border f Burundi have appreciateÂ Â Â the regionalÂ integrationÂ which has allowed them toÂ haveÂ marketsÂ for their productsÂ across theÂ borders.
â€œwe onlyÂ needÂ anÂ Â identity cardÂ toÂ cross the border andÂ sellÂ or buyÂ Â our goodsÂ which hasÂ helped us to earn incomes for ourÂ households,â€Â saidÂ Ufitumukiza Narsis .
TheÂ ongoingÂ consultationsÂ Â are expectedÂ to lastÂ for three weeksÂ andÂ are aimed at ensuring thatÂ people who didnâ€™t not have time toÂ Â provide their views on the change ofÂ article 101 through recent petitionsÂ before parliament couldÂ do so.