Burudi’s President General Evariste Ndayishimiye this week announced that his government was planning to sack all married officials who have side chicks.
In a rare statement, Ndayishimaye who is also the Commander in Chief of Burundi’s Armed Forces said that the move was the only way government officials can value morals.
The statement was issued by Burundi’s Minister for Internal Security Gervals Ndirakobuca who said that all married government officials that are seeing other lovers or are in any kind of extra-marital affairs should be punished.
“Any government official who will be found guilty of cheating their partners should be sacked with immediate effect. This is aimed at ensuring that the country observes high moral values,” said Ndirakobuca.
The move is said to be an honour to the late Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza who announced his plan in May 2017 and his main aim he said was to ensure that Burundi nationals have high morals.
The plans have attracted public outcry from members of the public with government officials panicking.
President Ndayishimiye was sworn into office on June 18, 2020, after he took over from the late Nkurunzisa who died of cardiac arrest.
He was sworn in exactly one week after his predecessor passed on.
No foreign heads of state attended the function when he was taking the oath of office in Gitega which is the administrative capital of Burundi.
In his sentiments, the former rebel leader said that he will defend the country’s interest and ensure that he unifies the citizens.
Burundi has been unstable for years especially during Nkurunzisa’s reign where many citizens died due to political differences between the government and the opposition.