Yumbe Woman MP Driwaru Zaitun says that with continued fighting and skyrocketing COVID-19 cases in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the illegal entry of refugees is a timebomb for Uganda since many of them have found their way into the communities without being tested for COVID-19.
Allan Mugisha, a resident of Bunagana in Muramba Sub County says that before an order for the border closure, they had grown Irish Potatoes, sweet potatoes, maize and beans in their gardens in DR Congo ready for harvesting.
Although Government is currently enforcing a total or institutional quarantine contrary to a self-isolation as a measure to control the pandemic of coronavirus, several travellers arriving through Entebbe are resisting the quarantine.
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.
Addressing journalists at State lodge Makanga hill in Kabale district on Tuesday during two days’ visit in Kigezi Sub-region, Museveni confirmed that talks started early this month in Luanda-Angola, when he met the President of Rwanda, Paull Kagame together with Angolan President, João Lourenço and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Félix Tshisekedi.
Business has resumed at Bunagana border post at the Uganda-DR Congo border after it was reopened today by the Ugandan authorities. The border was closed a month ago by the Uganda government at the request of their Congolese counterparts.