The Government of Uganda has told traders and truck drivers who got stuck at the Rwandan border of Gatuna to use the Ntungamo – Mirama Hills border posts for business to go on normally as it sorts out a seemingly deteriorating diplomatic relationship with Rwanda.
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Uganda Govt tells Rwanda bound traders to use Mirama Hills border post

The Government of Uganda has told traders and truck drivers who got stuck at the Rwandan border of Gatuna to use the Ntungamo – Mirama Hills border posts for business to go on normally as it sorts out a seemingly deteriorating diplomatic relationship with Rwanda.

Ofwono Opondo, the Government of Uganda Spokesperson told journalists at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala that the construction at the Gatuna border (Rwanda) with Uganda is making movement difficult.

He, however, added that they have not received any information as to why Rwandese and trucks aren’t entering Uganda.

“There is no witch hunt for Rwandese in Uganda. There is also nobody from Rwanda being held by the Ugandan authorities for any reason.

“We would like to send a clear message to Rwanda that there is no one Uganda is harassing from Rwanda or has in custody,” said Opondo.

Opondo wondered why all vehicles coming from Rwanda are entering well into Uganda but it’s the opposite on the Rwandan side.

“Rwandese aren’t being allowed to travel or enter Uganda but Ugandan nationals are allowed to come back. What is being stopped are only vehicles because of the blockage,” stressed Opondo.

He, however, promised that the Government of Uganda will ask Rwanda’s ambassador to Uganda Maj. Gen Frank Mugambajje to explain the situation.