Burundi government on Thursday officially received a herd of 50 hybrid dairy cows gifted from the Republic of Kenya.
According to details reaching Taarifa Political Desk, the cows were promised to Burundi during President Evariste Ndayishimiye’s visit to Kenya. President Ndayishimiye visited Kenya in May last year marking the first time in nearly a decade that a Burundian leader will tour the country.
Dr Déo-Guide Rurema Burundi’s Minister of Environment and Agriculture said, ” The donation of 50 cows offered by Kenya had been promised last year during the visit of the President Ndayishimiye in Kenya. This gesture shows the degree of friendship and cooperation that exists between the two countries.”
The heifers were handed over by the Kenyan minister in charge of agriculture Peter Munya. The ceremonies take place at the bovine breeding center of Bitare in the commune Bugendana in Gitega.
The Kenyan and Burundian ministers agreed on capacity building in the field of agriculture and livestock between the 2 countries because Kenya has a lot of expertise in the field.