Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has announced a full week dedicated to prayers as a way of finding solutions to the problems that have befallen the nation for quite long now.
The president who has severally been accused of dictatorship seemed to have swallowed his perceived ego and resorted to God to solve the indictment that has been Burundi since his ascension to power. He invited all citizens to join up in groups to pray for their country, because to him, the far it had gotten it called for God’s divine intervention.
Nkurunziza got to power in 2005, occasioning difficult times to Burundians in all important aspects as economy, social lives, education, and many others. He is accused to be the villainous act behind the killings of hundreds after the 2015 compromised polls, an election that also led to 200,000 and more citizens fleeing their homes.
The president seems to have revised his ways, now meaning well for his country. He is possibly after leaving a legacy that will help cover his dark presidency. He claims the challenges that faced Burundi have been caused by the international community.
“We inherited a country in ruins, we rebuilt it and all areas of life have been developed…Rwanda as a country attacked us, it is not their army” Pierre Nkurunziza.
He notably announced he will not be running for office in the 2020 vote, wishing his successor every best. He said the year 2020 will be a special one for Burundi, thus the need for a nationwide prayer.
Below is a few country-people’s take on their president’s move for prayer:
“I would like to remind the black ministry, and indeed all black people, that God is not in the habit of coming down from heaven to solve people’s problems on earth,” A Dotty
“Whole president thinking the country’s solution is prayer.” Msime Lom
“I Don’t Know what to say… Things don’t work like that…!” M Elena
“Yes. Prayers are much needed. Just as work is needed… Can’t get too woke to scorn praying.” Anayi Gab
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