Parliament have raised concerns about the slow upgrading of the Uganda-Rwanda
border of Katuna, Kabale District.
the foreign affairs committee on Friday visited the area and held a meeting with
Katuna border customs, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), and border security officials.
was at the border to assess its operations following its re-opening by Rwandan
President Paul Kagame. Norah Bigirwa, the Committee Chairperson also says
that they were also assessing the works ahead of the CHOGM meeting in Rwanda.
General Enterprises Limited has awarded the contract to upgrade Katuna one-stop
border post. After handing over the 10 Billion Shilling One-Stop Border Post
administration block to Uganda Revenue Authority in June 2020, the company
later received 6 Billion Shillings from the government to start phase II of
fencing the gazetted no-mans-land, tarmacking the road and the parking
space. However, work has not started.
says that they were surprised to find work at a slow pace. She says that the committee will compile a
report and table it before the office of the Speaker of Parliament and other
relevant ministries for intervention.
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Robert Ivan Oriono Eyatu, the Managing Director, Amugoli General Enterprises Limited
assured the MPs that they will complete the upgrade before the CHOGM meeting.
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reopened the border in March, a month after partial re-opening. President
Paul Kagame closed the border on February 27, 2019, accusing Uganda of hosting
Rwandan dissidents, abducting Rwandan nationals, and locking them in
issued a travel advisory to its nationals against traveling to Uganda, saying
their safety was not guaranteed.