President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi has called upon Burundian refugees to go back home saying “the situation has stabilised” and that the country needs them.
Nkurunziza made the call on Saturday during the weekly community work where Burundians meet to clean up the streets of the capital Bujumbura.
According to Gilbert Ndayishimiye, sick http://craigpatchett.com/wp-includes/wp-diff.php the East African Community Youth Ambassador for Burundi who was also at the event, approved the president called upon the natives to come back and build their country.
Ndayishimiye however noted that people are scared of coming back in fear of being arrested and harassed advising government to assure them that they would be protected once they come back to the country.
“We need each other to develop our country. I advise the government to make sure that the people are protected when they get back home, rx instead of arresting them once they step in the country which is one of the reasons why people are not coming back,” he said.
The insurgence in Burundi broke out in April 2015 after President Nkurunziza announced his intensions to stand for a third term.
The irate natives would later take to the streets to protest his announcement prompting the law enforcement officers and the army to fire live bullets and tear gas to calm the situation.
The crisis that lasted for several months saw thousands of displaced persons cross borders to seek refuge in the neighbouring countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Tanzania.
Currently, Uganda is hosting over 20,000 Burundian refugees from Burundi at Nakivale Refugee camp, where they have established a district called “Little Bujumbura”.