In front of the president, constitutional court and the law makers, the new Burundi cabinet was sworn in after the former Prime Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni was relieved from his duties, earlier on Wedneday the parliament voted for the new Prime Minister Gervais Ndirakobuca.
Alain Guillaume Bunyoni’s impeachment meant that the whole cabinet left with him as per the country’s 2018 constitution, Article 132 of the constitution indicates that the Prime Minister and the ministers are jointly and severally accountable to the president of the republic, “The resignation of the Prime Minister entails that of the whole government.”
Last Thursday September 8th 2022 Burundi President released a decree nominating new members of the government after two years in their office.
The new ministers are Martin Niteretse as minister of Internal affairs and Public Security, Audace Niyonzima minister of finance, Budget and Economic planning, Deo Rusengwamihigo minister of public services, labor and employment, Dr. Sanctus Niragira minister of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock, Dieudonné Dukundane minister of Infrastructures, Equipment and Social housing.
Other Burundi ministries like foreign affairs, Trade, communication, solidarity were all retained and took oath Friday 9th.9.2022 at the parliament in Kigobe.
The impeaching of the former Prime Minister came after President Evariste Ndayishimiye warned of individuals who threatened to overthrow his government.