From now on, common-law couples are required to marry before the end of the year in Burundi.
“Apply zero tolerance to all common-law households as well as to anyone who practices polygamy or polyandry in your administrative district,” says the Burundian Ministry of the Interior in its correspondence of May 4, 2017. addressed to provincial governors. The minister is campaigning to get all common-law couples to hang on before the end of the year.
This injunction, says iwacu.com, “echoes the instructions of the head of state for whom marriage consolidates families, pillars of development. ”
For Terence Mbonabuca, director general of the patriotic formation, reports said site, it is in the interest of the households in a common-law situation to respect the prescribed of the law. “These measures were taken for the safety and development of households. Families need to be strengthened to become true centers of development. “