Border row: Uganda says not witch-hunting Rwandans

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Ofwono Opondo

The Executive Director of Uganda Media Centre, Ofwono Opondo, on Friday addressed the media about the situation on the Uganda-Rwanda border.

He said all vehicles coming from Rwanda enter well into Uganda but it’s the opposite on the Rwandan side.

“Rwandese aren’t being allowed to travel and enter Uganda but Ugandan nationals are.”

Opondo explained that what is being stopped are only vehicles because of the blockage.

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“We are advising trucks to use Ntungamo-Mirama Hills for business to go on normally.”

Has said the construction at the Gatuna border (Rwanda) with Uganda is making movement difficult.

“However, we have not received any information about why Rwandese and trucks aren’t entering Uganda.”

Opondo said there is no witchhunt for Rwandese in Uganda and that there is also nobody from Rwanda being held by the Ugandan authorities for any reason.

“We would like to send a clear message to Rwanda that there is no one Uganda is harassing from Rwanda or has in custody.”

He added: “All this doesn’t affect air transport. Flights have been going on smoothly at Entebbe Airport whether for Rwanda Air or any other airline. No Rwandans or Ugandans have been affected by this.”

According to reports, the ministry of Foreign Affairs has summoned the Rwandan Ambassador to Uganda Maj Gen Frank Mugambage over the boarder impasse.

Ugandan Government has also directed its Ambassador to Rwanda Olive Wonekha to seek answers in Kigali.

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