Kigali has today announced that it will only open the Katuna boarder with Uganda in case Uganda is to commit to her ‘mistakes and get remorseful’.
In a communication issued by Kigali, Museveni’s government has been asked to review the alleged hostility expressed towards Rwanda nationals rumoured to be in custody of Ugandan security forces. President Kagame wants a lasting solution on the border crisis that sparked last year between the two nations.
From today’s summit recommendations have been pressed that Kampala should within a space of one month verify the allegations that there are forces in Uganda hostile to the government of Rwanda. It was also agreed that “If these allegations are proved, the Ugandan Government will take all measures to stop it [the hostility] from happening again.”
The communication also stated that the action must be verified and confirmed by the Ad-Hoc ministerial Commission for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding of Luanda.
It was also agreed that once this recommendation is fulfilled and reported to the heads of states, the facilitators will meet again within 15 days at a summit in the same place for the reopening of the borders.
Before today’s meeting, the two countries had set demands, with Kigali asking that arrests of its nationals stops with immediate effect and the suspected harboured rebels in Uganda are handed over for trial, while Kampala demanded that Rwanda stops espionage and provocative public comments, as well as release Ugandans in detention.