Rwanda govt rubbishes news that it ordered its traders in Uganda border towns to return home


Rwanda government has trashed the news citing that  it has directed its nationals running businesses on the Ugandan side of the border to return to their home country or else lose their nationality.

Rwandan State Minister in Charge of East African Community, Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe  told this website that this is fake news.

” Fake News. No Rwandan can be deprived of his/her citizenship. It is a constitutional right.” Nduhungirehe said

The rubbished news says  that Several Rwandan businessmen on Saturday were seen packing their property and returning home, PM Daily reported on April 21

Those who spoke to the reporter said they have been promised incentives such as no taxes and places where to operate from once they return home.

The story continues saying most of them have been operating at Katuna border town in Kabale District and Kyanika in Kisoro District. The Chairperson LC1 for Katuna border cell,   Jeninah Busingye on Saturday said that about over 20 Rwandan nationals that have been running businesses on the Ugandan side on Friday started shifting to their mother land.

“Those leaving have been telling us that they have been given only 10 days to return and operate their business within Rwanda or lose their nationality. They told us that their government has promised not to tax their goods once they enter with them. About six lorries carrying agricultural products entered Rwanda Saturday under the same arrangement,” Busingye said.

The Chairman of traders at Kyanika border Mr Geoffrey Barore Nombe said that similar communication was received.

Kigali is accusing Kampala of illegally arresting, torturing and deporting its citizens.

Uganda, on the other hand, is accusing Rwanda of spying on its territory and infiltrating its security agencies.

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