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Rwanda to reopen its Gatuna border after three years closure

The government of Rwanda has announced the re-opening Gatuna border with Uganda following the closure in 2019. The closure according Rwandan Government peddled at paving for its expansion.

The reopening of the border followed Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations and Commander of Land Forces of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) visit on January 22, 2022.

According the statement released yesterday, the government of Rwanda has taken note that there is a process to solve issues raised by Rwanda, as well as commitments made by the government of Uganda to address remaining obstacles.

“In this regard and in line with the communique of the 4th Quadripartite Summit held at Gatuna/Katuna February 21, 2020, the government of Rwanda wishes to inform the public that the Gatuna border post between Rwanda and Uganda will be re-opened from January 31, 2022” Rwanda said adding that both countries will put Covid-19 guidelines and SOPs in place before the full re-opening.

“As it is the case for other land border posts in the country, health authorities of Rwanda and Uganda will work together to put in place necessary measures to facilitate movement in the context of #Covid-19. The government of Rwanda remains committed to ongoing efforts to resolve pending issues between Rwanda and Uganda and believes that today’s announcement will contribute positively to the speedy normalization of relations between the two countries” Rwanda said.

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