Tension rises as the Rwanda authorities close the Katuna Border
There is disarray and tension mounting at the Katuna Uganda-Rwanda border after Rwandan government chose to choose any Ugandan trucks from entering or leaving the nation.
The tension began increased on Wednesday February 2019 evening when Rwanda’s Security stopped the trucks carrying goods to Rwanda from crossing to either side of the border. Be that as it may, this morning Rwandan security authorities additionally stopped buses conveying travelers from crossing to either side leaving several traders, passengers and truck driver stranded at Katuna border.
One of the truck drivers recognized as Lukwago Abdul, says he was heading to Kampala from Kigali yet was stopped at Gatuna border on Wednesday night to date. Lukwago says he was told by Rwandan security that no trucks are permitted to cross to either Rwanda or Uganda, saying that none of the Rwanda security authorities have given them any explanation behind the closure of the border.
The Chairperson Katuna Border Business Community Association, Franco Korinako, says that last week without reasons, Rwanda security authorities banned Ugandan traders engaged with the export of Bananas, flour, cement and soft drink from entering the Rwanda.
Likewise, Rwanda Security authorities are said to have captured one Alex Karemeera a famous money changer at Katuna border a week ago and is being confined in Kigali under misty reasons. He includes that Karemera’s relatives have been denied access to talk to him where he is being confined in Kigali.
As par Korinako, they are stressed this could result into a war between the two nations. He includes that the two governments of Uganda and Rwanda should come out and clarify what’s going on. By this evening, several trucks were still parked at both sides of the borders.