Ironically, figures show that Rwandan traders earned more from Uganda compared to what their counterparts in Kampala earned from Rwanda. They clinched USD 9.98 million (36 billion Shillings) in the same period, up from USD 12 million earned when the border was open. The figures don't account for the informal trade between both countries.
Teddy Nakato, a dealer in sweet plantain says she was forced to offload the bananas from two trucks and transport it using small boats. Nakato expresses distress for hiring trucks, which are now stranded at the island. This means she will have to pay the truck owner for extra days they will have to spend at the island without working. She pays about Shillings 250, 000 for three days.