Burundi, Bujumbura – According to a report on Sustainable Development Goals today Tuesday, October 24, 2017, during the celebration of United Nations Day, the ministry of finance of Burundi asserted that the international community endorses the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals from 2015.
Through this program, 193 Member States pledged to work towards sustainable and inclusive economic growth and social inclusion and environmental protection in a spirit of partnership and peace.
The minister of finance sustained that the 2030 agenda is universal, transformative and rights-based. That, it is an ambitious plan of action for countries, United Nations systems, and all relevant actors, and mostly, it’s the most comprehensive plan to date that will lead to eradication of extreme poverty, reduce inequalities and protect the planet.
According to Mrs. Marie Jeanine HASHAZINKA, Director General of National Planning, it takes a lot of resources to implement this project. In the case of Burundi, which is one of the poorest countries in the world, Mrs. HASHAZINKA reassured and indicated that the ministry will especially mobilize internal resources. She also added that Burundi has many unexploited potentials in mining and artisanal sector.
“In addition, we need to extend the tax base, develop the private sector and diversify partnerships because there are emerging countries that are ready to help Burundi,” she said.
It worth mentioning that Burundi has prioritized mainly following sectors: health, electricity, education, infrastructure, peace and justice as well as good governance.