RWANDA: Uganda issues advisory

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning, laying out alternative route in Rwanda. The warning concentrated on the business community and the transportation of products to and through Rwanda.

As indicated by the warning issued on Thursday, traders transporting merchandise bound to Rwanda from Uganda have been encouraged to consider exiting into Rwanda through Cyanika and Miriama Hills Customs Border Post, while goods in Ugandan side that are being transported to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should leave through customs border posts shared by Uganda and DR. Congo.

Trucks that are transporting goods to Rwanda have also been advised to use the Cyanika customs border post.

The warning further notes that businessmen whose customs transaction documentation have just been readied have been encouraged to contact the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in Nakawa to audit the essential documentation.

A week ago, Rwanda closed its border with Uganda at Katuna blocking trucks transporting goods and passenger buses, to upgrading the One Stop Border Post at Gatuna border.

Anyway the Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Richard Sezibera exhorted Rwandans to stop from going to Uganda on account of security concerns.

He said Rwanda couldn’t ensure the safety of its citizens in Uganda, saying there has a security worry about the safety of their residents in Uganda.

On Thursday, the Uganda Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda disclosed to Parliament that the two countries were in contact with a perspective on settling the present situation.