The 3rd Division Brigade Investigations Officer Maj Ephraim Byaruhanga confirms that two civilians were killed and another injured during the attack. He says the UPDF tracked the footmarks to the border with South Sudan.
Dr Mehari Tadelle Maru, a legal consultant on the protocol says that although there are several barriers to free movement, mistrust between member states and trans-boundary resource disputes remain the key barriers. Mehari was speaking on the sidelines of the IGAD high-level experts technical review meeting on the draft protocol at Speke Resort Munyonyo.
Uganda airlines, which had started operations in 1977, was liquidated in 2001 after all potential bidders pulled out of an earlier process for the privatization of the corporation. Prior to this, Uganda has leased out some its aircraft to air Zimbabwe to operate routes to Bujumbura, Kigali, South Africa ad Tel Aviv, and discontinued all routes to Europe.