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Property Developers in Burkina Waiting to Discuss with the Ministry of Urban Planning

Roger Nikièma, spokesperson for the Association of Real Estate Developers of Burkina (APIB), expected to meet the Minister in charge of urban planning, but only encountered his general secretary and technical advisers. Despite the two and a half hour meeting, the real estate developers were not satisfied as they had not been able to meet the Minister face-to-face. They had learned through an oral communication to the Council of Ministers that the Minister questioned their financial capacities.



The Association of Real Estate Developers of Burkina (APIB) was received in audience this Tuesday, December 27th, 2022 at the Ministry of Urban Planning, Land Affairs and Housing. The surprise of the day, their minister was absent.

It was a meeting scheduled to discuss the various real estate projects validated by the ad hoc committee of the Ministry in charge of urban planning. “When we arrived, we thought we would meet the minister. We realized that it was his secretary general, technical advisers, and technical directors. The minister was absent,” said Roger Nikièma, spokesman for the Association of Property Developers of Burkina (APIB).

The initial objective was not achieved, despite the two and a half hours of face-to-face. “It is to tell you that we real estate developers are not satisfied with this meeting. We thought that today was the opportunity to discuss face-to-face with our minister,” said Roger Nikièma.

In the wake, he said: “I note that since the minister was appointed, we have not been able to meet. It is through oral communication to the Council of Ministers that the real estate developers say they learned that the Minister has questioned the financial capabilities of developers.”

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“We did not agree with everything that was said,” said the spokesman of the APIB. However, the real estate developers hope to meet with the minister another day to discuss the issues that concern them. When asked about these concerns, Roger Nikièma cited, among others, the approval of the files selected by the ad hoc committee and all the files that have not been approved.

The visitors of the day are convinced that once these different files will have better treatment, the lines will move. “The ministry, in its normal functioning, must always know the treatment of the files. And we see that the ministry at this level does not work,” lamented Roger Nikièma.


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