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RWANDA UGANDA BOARDER CLOSED

By UTN Reporter

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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KANYAMUNYU SPENDS XMAS AT LUZIRA

Court in Kampala has remanded city business man Mathew Kanyamunyu and all his thee co-accused to Luzira, over the murder of one Kenneth Watmon Akena. The Grade One Magistrate at Nakawa Court, Noah Ssajjabi remanded

GEN SEJUSA TRIAL KICK OFF AMIDST PROTEST FROM HIS LAWYERS

GCM Makindye: The trial of the former Director of Military intelligence Gen David Sejusa at General Court Martial sitting at Makindye has kicked off amidst protest from his lawyers.

His legal team led by David Mushabe wanted court to halt hearing

COURT ALLOW TDA’S MBABAZI TO MAKE AMENDMENTS IN ELECTION PETITION

Kololo:The Supreme Court in Kololo have ordered that former TDA Presidential Candidate John Patrick Amamam Mbabazi files an amendment in his election petition to challenge the re-election of Yoweri Museveni Kaguta as president of Uganda for more 5 yrs.

This after Mbabazi through his lawyer Muhammad Mbabazi successfully

HIGH COURT TO RULE ON BAGUMA’S BAIL RELEASE TOMORROW

High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene will tomorrow give his ruling that will determine whether he releases on bail or not jailed former Kampala Central Station boss Aaron Baguma.

Baguma who is currently on remand at Kigo government prison, is facing murder charges

CHICKEN ODOUR KILLS OFF MOSQUITOES-STUDY

Research carried out in Addis Ababa by Ethiopian and Swedish scientist on mosquitoes using chicken odour emitted by chicken repels mosquitoes. Researchers findings are that keeping chicken by your bed-side could help ward off anopheles mosquitoes, which transmit malaria.

AMURU WOMEN SPEAK OUT ON NUDE DEMO, LAND GRABBING

A group of women from Amuru district who stripped naked before former ministers Doudi Migereko and late Aronda Nyakairima over land grabbing have finally spoken out on their action. The women most of them single mothers in their 60’s decried of land grabbing in the district orchestrated by district officials, Wild Life Authority and members of UPDF.

ZIMBABWE CRISIS:MUGABE TO ANNOUNCE NEW LEADER

Harare -Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is expected to address a Press Conference Thursday Morning in which he is expected to announce his estranged Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as his successor.

Gen Kayihura Charged, remanded

By Ntale Younus

Former Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura has been charged with three counts and remanded to Makindye Military Barracks.

Kayihura has been in the army cell for

KAMPALA CYCLISTS LAUNCH COOPERATIVE UNION

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Boda Boda Cyclists in Kampala have launched a Cooperative Society that will enable them access affordable Motor Cycles on credit.

The Union coded Kampala Civic Centre Boda Boda Transporters Cooperative Society-KCCBT was launched today in Kampala