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Burundi Woos Nigerian Investors in Agriculture, Mining Sectors

Ambassador of Republic of Burundi to Nigeria, Marie Jeanne Ntakirutimana, has called on potential investors from Nigeria to invest in her country’s agriculture, mining and other sectors to boost the country’s economy.

Ambassador of Republic of Burundi to Nigeria, Marie Jeanne Ntakirutimana, has called on potential investors from Nigeria to invest in her country’s agriculture, mining and other sectors to boost the country’s economy.

The envoy made the call in Abuja at a news briefing titled “Burundi as the heart of Africa”, noting that the President of Burundi, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has been making efforts to industrialize the country, particularly the agricultural sector.

Ntakirutimana in her speech said that Burundi of today is a free country, where many dreams can be achieved regardless of gender, political ideologies and religious beliefs, adding that the country is blessed with abundance of agricultural products.

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According to her, Burundi has many kinds of produce but lack industries to process and transform the agricultural produce into finished products, hence the call for investment in the agricultural sector of the country.

She recalled that the Embassy of Burundi in Nigeria was established in 2008, and that Nigeria and Burundi has been exchanging technologies, goods and diplomatic tie since that that, leading to the fact that so many Nigerians are already living and working in different sectors in Burundi.

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“Burundi, our country, wants to develop the agricultural sector. We have many kinds of agricultural produce, but we need industries. We do not have industries to transform them.

“You can see that we have cassava. We need industries to transform them, to keep them because we have a lot of quantity of cassava, but because we do not have the necessary facilities to keep them for a long time, they get destroyed. That is why we need many investors in agriculture,” Ntakirutimana said.

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