Uganda’s Trade Ministry has advised business persons exporting goods to Rwanda to use Mirama Hills and Cyanika Customs border posts to “minimise inordinate delays.”
Rwanda last week wrote to Uganda, saying it had temporarily diverted heavy trucks from Gatuna to Kagitumba Border Post in a bid to expedite the on-going construction works of the One Stop Border Post.
This left more than a hundred trucks carrying mixed goods stuck at the border.
Trade Minister Amelia Kyambadde said in a statement on Friday evening that “Goods in the Uganda territory destined to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) consider exiting via Customs Border Posts shared by Uganda and DRC.”
The business community was told that goods transiting via Rwanda should consider utilizing the Cyanika customs border post.
The Minister further advised business people whose customs transaction documentation have already been prepared to contact URA customs headquarters in Nakawa, Kampala for the review of the necessary documentation.
She emphasised that the “movement of Ugandans to and from Rwanda remains unimpeded.”
The two countries’’ relations have soured in recent years.
Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa this week said diplomatic were being taken to resolve outstanding differences between Uganda and Rwanda.