Presidents Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame are holding talks that could lead to the re-opening of the Rwanda-Uganda borders, Watchdog Uganda has learnt.
Rwanda closed her borders at Gatuna and Mirama Hills, crippling cross-border movement of traders, cargo trucks and passengers.
The Kigali administration also accused Uganda of supporting rebels and dissidents opposed to Kagame’s government, on top of advising her citizens not to travel to Uganda.
Kampala denies the accusations.
On Tuesday, President Museveni said he’d met President Kagame to diplomatically end the impasse.
“Recently we met the Rwandan leader in Angola and we discussed about the border issue. Leave it to us. Talks shall continue until the matter is completely resolved. It does not make sense to keep talking on radios but what is important is to ensure that the border issue is resolved,” The President told journalists at Kabale State Lodge.
“[The issue] took me to Angola to meet President [Paul] Kagame [Rwanda’s president] and other leaders and I will not reveal what we discussed.”
The President, who had earlier met local leaders from Kigezi Sub-region where he was preaching wealth creation in homesteads, promised to compensate people whose land was taken over by government on Kihumuro Hill in Kabale District, where a UPDF barracks has been established.
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