RWANDA: Uganda Issues Advisory

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning, laying out alternative routes in Rwanda. The warning focused on the business community and the goods movement to and through Rwanda.

According the warning issued on Thursday, traders transporting merchandise destined to Rwanda from Uganda have been encouraged to consider entering into Rwanda through Miriama Hills and Cyanika Customs Border Post, while good on the Uganda side that is in transit to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should leave via border posts shared by Uganda and DRC.

Trucks transporting goods to Rwanda have been advised to pass through 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 URA in Nakawa to audit the necessary documentation.

A week ago, Rwanda shut its border with Uganda at Katuna blocking cargo trucks and buses carrying passengers, due to ongoing upgrade of Gatuna border post to One Stop Border Post.

Anyway the Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Richard Sezibera exhorted Rwandans to stop travelling to Uganda due to safety concerns.

He said Rwanda couldn’t ensure the safety of its citizens in Uganda, saying there have security worry about the safety of Rwandans in Uganda.
On Thursday, the Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda revealed to Parliament that Uganda and Rwanda were in contact with a perspective on settling the ongoing situation.