Rwanda to Reopen Gatuna Border

Rwanda has announced that it will on January 31 reopen the Gatuna/ Katuna border with Uganda, following the visit of Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba who held a meeting with Paul Kagame.

“The Government of Rwanda has taken note that there is a process to solve issues raised by Rwanda, as well as commitments, made the Government of Uganda to address the remaining obstacles,” reads a statement by the Rwandan authorities, in part.

 “…in line with the communique of the Quadripartite Summit held at Gatuna/Katuna on February 21, 2020, the government of Rwanda wishes to inform the public that the Gatuna border post between Rwanda and Uganda will be reopened from January 31, 2022,”

The border has been closed for close to three years. Rwanda sealed off the border on accusations that Uganda was supporting rebels to destabilize the peace in Rwanda, a claim Uganda denies. Uganda on the other hand, accused Rwanda of infiltrating in its security institutions by planting spies.

There have been efforts by both governments to solve the differences but with little success.

Before visiting Rwanda, Muhoozi described Kagame as his uncle and vowed “not to allow anyone fight him.”

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