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RWANDA UGANDA BOARDER CLOSED

By Kitimbo Joyce

Business has come to a standstill at the Uganda Rwanda Boarder following a three days boarder closure.

There has been restricted movement at the main boarder points of Gatuna, Gagitumba, Kyanika, and Mirama hills which has curtailed business.

The information leading to the closure of these boarders remains scanty as some say Ugandans can access the boarders freely BUT Rwandan Nationals can’t exit Rwanda citing insecurity of Rwandan Nationals whilst in Uganda.

Majority of the traders at the boarders especially those dealing in Agricultural produce which are perishable now say they are using min Boarders such as Nyakagezi, Gahenezo and Nyamiroboro to do business.

The authorities from Rwanda refused vehicles both private and public from entering Uganda.

This has been vividly evidenced when cargo trucks from Uganda had been blocked from crossing into Rwanda at Gatuna, to pave the way for the upgrade of the one-stop border post, the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA).

It’s on record that Uganda provides the everyday necessities of life.

Mid this week, government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo told media at the Media Centre that Uganda’s Foreign Affairs minister, Sam Kutesa was in touch with Rwandan authorities to resolve the border issues.

In a letter signed by the Commissioner for Customs at RRA Rosine Uwamariya claims that the authority considering reducing the traffic of heavy trucks to allow completion of the OSBP infrastructure.

This report relating to maintenance of OSBP infrastructure in Rwanda however seems to be hoodwinking as Ugandan authorities say if it was construction of the road “they wouldn't have prevented their people from coming into the country.

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BESIGYE ATTENDS CHURCH IN RUBANDA

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GOVERNMENT SECURES NEW RADIOTHERAPY MACHINE

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CLERGY BODY BLASTS DR NYANZI OVER NUDITY

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Kayihura Warns Media On Aine

Threatens Legal Action

The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has warned Media Houses that have repeatedly alleged that the Police picked up former head of Security at the Go Forward camp Christopher Aine. Aine was picked by security operatives in Civilian cloths, to unidentified destination. Aine was moving from a Mobile Money outlet in Kyanja, Nakawa Division, near Kampala.

NSSF INJECTS 14B INTO MBUYA SOTO HOUSING PROJECT

The national social security fund has invested 14.5billion Uganda shillings in a real housing project in Mbuya, Kampala code named the Mbuya Soho villas.

This project is said to be with a motive of fighting the expansion of slums

IGANGA DRIVERS FIGHT OVER FEES

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ECONOMIST DISMAYED BY INEQUALITY IN UGANDA

BY NAMULI DAPHINE

Ramanthan Ggooba an Economist and policy analyst is dismayed by the inequality in the country which he say it’s proving to be more dangerous than poverty.

Ramanthan Ggooba revealed this during a post-budget national

40 WITNESSES TO TESTIFY AGAINST KAMOGA

Government has lined up over 40 witnesses to testify against terror suspects including the leader of Tabliq sect Sheikh Yunus Kamoga for their alleged participation in the killing of Muslim clerics last year. Principle State Attorney Charles Richard Kaamuli said during a pre-trial session