Burundi parliament and the senate this Wednesday unanimously voted Gervais Ndirakobuca as the country’s Prime Minister replacing Alain Guillaume Bunyoni after two years in the office.
Alain Guillaume Bunyoni who is the former public security minister took over the new office of the Prime Minister in 2020 after the country’s constitution was amended scrapping the position of the second vice president.
Gervais Ndirakobuca was sworn in on Wednesday afternoon in Kigobe (Bujumbura) at the parliament in the presence of Burundi president Evariste Ndayishimiye, the constitutional court members and law makers, “We need to finish this business quickly and move on to approve or disapprove the name given by the president to be the Prime Minister, “said Gelase Ndabirabe the speaker of the national parliament during the voting earlier on.
All the 105 law makers voted for the new Prime Minister who is currently the country’s minister for Internal Affairs and Public Security.
Article 129 of the Burundi constitution indicates that the Prime Minister is the Head of Government, “Article 130 the activities of the Government is coordinated by a Prime Minister appointed by the President of the Republic, after prior approval of his candidacy by the National Assembly and the Senate voting separately and by an absolute majority of their members,” part of the constitution reads.
Article 132 of the country’s 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.”