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Uganda, Rwanda Resolving Border Impasse – PM Rugunda

The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has said the closure of Rwanda’s border with Uganda is being resolved by both Presidents.

Rugunda says that leaders at the regional level are also involved in resolving the matter.

Rugunda was on Thursday speaking at the launch of the 2019 NRM Manifesto week at the Media Centre.

Rwanda announced the closure of the Gatuna border post, to allow for the completion of the one-stop border post, which has been delayed for two years.

The Rwanda Foreign Affairs Minister Richard Sezibeera accused Uganda of holding in its prisons Rwandan nationals and torturing some. Rwanda went as far as stopping its nationals from crossing into Uganda.
Recently, the Private Sector foundation expressed worry saying the continued closure could cripple Uganda’s manufacturing sector since Rwanda is one of Uganda’s trade destination in East Africa. 

Rugunda admitted a decline in trade but said this was a temporary matter that is going to be resolved.

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