The All Africa Conference Of Churches Congratulates New President of Burundi, His Excellency, Evariste Ndayishimiye, On His Inauguration as Head of State
The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) would like to congratulate the new President of Burundi, His Excellency, Mr Evariste Ndayishimiye, on his being sworn in as the new President after a successful election.
The AACC also congratulates the people of Burundi for having conducted a peaceful election, and undertaking a peaceful transition. This augurs well in a country where there have been many undemocratic transitions.
As President Ndayishimiye takes office, we at the AACC feel gratified that our efforts in walking with the people of Burundi during their troubled past, is beginning to bear fruit.
We urge President Ndayishimiye to continue taking Burundi down the path of peace and reconciliation, so that the country can build a strong, prosperous and peaceful nation.
We also take note that the new president is taking office at a time of great difficulty in the country occasioned by the death of outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza. We would like to applaud the Government and people of Burundi for their quick and sober actions in stabilising the country, by ensuring that the transition was smooth, and no void was left during the period of uncertainty due to the vacuum his death caused.
This is an important indicator that Burundi’s institutions are beginning to come of age, and Burundians must safeguard and build on these gains.
At AACC, we stand with the people of Burundi in this time of both great sorrow, but that of great hope and expectations as well. The AACC has for many years accompanied the churches and people of Burundi with the message of peace, and we are delighted to see the stabilization of the country.
We continue to pray for the new President and the country, and would like to ask all our congregations to remember this country in prayers, so that they may achieve fast development in an atmosphere of peace.
Rev. Dr Fidon Mwombeki
All Africa Conference of Churches