Ugandan parliament asks gov’t to explain Uganda – Rwanda tensions

Ugandan parliament asks gov't to explain Uganda - Rwanda tensions
Parliament of Uganda has asked the Executive to prepare a statement to explain the causes of Rwanda’s hostility towards Uganda

Parliament of Uganda has given government an ultimatum to explain the current stand-off between Uganda and Rwanda.

Muhammad Nsereko, the MP Kampala Central Division raised the issue as a matter of national importance on Tuesday 5th, saying Uganda cannot look on as Rwanda closes its borders and issues travel advisories.

Nsereko says the government should not keep silent and turn a blind eye on what is happening.

Anne Adeke Ebaju, the Female Youth MP said she once raised issues of Rwandans being arrested by Uganda, but Government has not been honest. Adeke said Government should be given a timeline on when this issue can be resolved.

Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP alleges that Ugandans in Rwanda are being threatened and government should not ignore their plight.

Geoffrey Macho of Busia Municipality says both countries have deployed heavily at the border, and yet Ugandans are being kept in the dark on what is going on.

Gen Moses Ali, the first deputy Prime Minister said Ugandans should be calm because government is working on resolving the tension.

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga said the country has continued to see lack of progress on solving the tension. She says Uganda needs to know the progress of the negotiation and whether they can proceed with their business at the border.

She gave government up to Thursday to report to Parliament. On the tensions between the two countries.

– URN