The Anglican Archbishop of Burundi, The Most Rev Bernard Ntahoturi, will be addressing the International Development Select Committee of the UK Parliament on Tuesday. The Committee are reviewing a recent decision to withdraw all bilateral aid to Burundi, until now the poorest country that the UK funds.
Archbishop Ntahoturi, who has a wealth of experience in international development work, has been asked to provide an expert opinion on the likely consequences of withdrawing aid. His visit to the UK has been facilitated by the Anglican Alliance for Development, Relief and Advocacy, which brings together the Anglican family of churches and agencies on these issues.
Details of the meeting, which takes place at 10.30am on Tuesday morning (London time) and is open to the public, are available on the www.parliament.uk
website. The meeting will also be broadcast live on the web at http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=8801/