BREAKING! Rwanda reopens Gatuna border with Uganda.
Rwanda will fully reopen her borders with Uganda on 31/Jan after three years “following the visit to Kigali by Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, President Museveni’s Adviser on Special Operations and UPDF Land Forces Commander,” Rwanda Foreign Affairs Ministry has announced on Friday morning.
“…. The government of Rwanda has taken note thay there’s a process to solve issues raised by Rwanda as well as commitments made by the government of Uganda to address the remaining obstacles”
“In this regard and in line with the communique of the 4th Quadripartite Summit held at Gatuna/Katuna on 21st Feb 2020, the government of Rwanda wishes to inform the public that the Gatuna border post between the two Rwanda and Uganda will be reopened from 31st January 2022.”
A diplomatic feud between Rwanda and Uganda had since 2019 stopped cross-border movements between the two countries, a situation that has had a huge effect on daily life for families in both countries.
A row between the two neighbouring countries has been simmering for the past four years but seems to have escalated when Rwanda closed its borders in 2019—with both countries have trading accusations of interference in each other‘s affairs.