Land conflicts of the repatriates of Rumonge cause enormous problems.
The commune of Rumonge is one of the communes where the problem of land and other goods of the people who had fled the country after the massacres of 1972 is likely to cause a cohabitation conflict between the repatriated and those who stayed within the country. Lands and other goods belonging to these people were occupied or were legally given to other people by the administrative authorities. After repatriation, these people want to recover their goods but those who exploit them today and who bought them or obtained them legally are not ready to give them back to their former owners.
According to information collected on place, the commune of Rumonge had already recorded until May 752 cases of complaints which have been reported to the National Commission for Land property and other goods. Among these complaints, 472 were deposited against the Government of Burundi and 284 against the population. These complaints are connected to land, houses, vehicles and bank accounts.
During a visit that the commission made in 10 provinces of the country in last week, the president of this commission, the Father Astère Kana, said that they will collaborate with some associations of the defense of the human rights advocacy which have already helped to solve peacefully some conflict cases.
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