The Observatory of the Governmental Action presents a study on a critical analysis of the government program 2005-2010
The Observatory of the Governmental Action (OAG) presented on Friday July 21, 2006 in Bujumbura a study on the critical analysis of the general program of the government 2005-2010.
In his opening speech, the president of the OAG, M.Onesphore Nduwayo, indicated that this study is not meant to criticize or destroy the program of the government, but rather to contribute by improving the possible weaknesses that contain in the aforementioned program.
The next speaker was the consultant, M. Salvator Sahinguvu, who briefly presented the work. It centres the study on the analysis of the forces and weaknesses of the program and gives some recommendations deduced from the weaknesses.
According to Mr. Sahinguvu, the main force of the program is that it emanates from a democratic elected government. In addition, it is inspired largely from the strategic framework of growth and fight against the poverty which was a participative step in its development, and the government is ensured thus that it takes into account the aspirations of the population.
Lastly, the program is ambitious and comprises courageous initiatives in the field of health and education which can have a significant impact on the life of the country if they are led with determination.
As for the weaknesses, they are primarily related to the fact that the program suffers from a strategic lack of orientation. Moreover, the priorities for each domain are not clearly identified. Lastly, the program misses sometimes realism, especially in the field of the infrastructures where feasibility studies should precede their realization.
Let’s mention that 2 readers’ analysts gave their opinions on this document that they shared with the audience. During discussions, improvements were made to the document, and the OAG was invited to provide to the government with a document which contains specific proposals.