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Kagitumba/Mirama Hills OSBP Registers Sharp Decline in Traffic

Yesterday, Rwanda announced that the Gatuna/Katuna border post will be temporarily opened to carry out trials for the movement of the heavy truck and assess the operationalization of the constructed works and equipment.
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The one-stop border post at Kagitumba and Mirama Hills has registered a sharp decline in traffic. More than 250 cargo trucks, transporting goods to Rwanda were using the border post after the closure of the Gatuna/Katuna post by Rwanda Revenue Authority in February.   

Rwanda blocked cargo trucks from Uganda to reportedly pave way for the upgrade of the one-stop border post. During the time, all heavy trucks carrying goods were diverted from using Gatuna/Katuna Border Post to Kagitumba/Mirama Hills border posts.   

Yesterday, Rwanda announced that the Gatuna/Katuna border post will be temporarily opened to carry out trials for the movement of the heavy truck and assess the operationalization of the constructed works and equipment. 

However, trucks using the Kagitumba-Mirama hills border post have dwindled from an average of 250 to 80 trucks per day, even before the re-opening of the Katuna border post, according to Ali Kakande the Uganda Revenue station head at Mirama hills.   

A source at the border told our reporter that most of the Trucks using the crossing are from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo with very few Ugandan vehicles destined for Rwanda.    

At a one-stop border post like Mirama Hills, passengers and cargo complete crossing formalities at a shared facility, hence easing cross-border trade and movement.   

Meanwhile, at the same border post, Rwandan Nationals continue to be restricted from entering Uganda by security on the Rwandan side on grounds that their security cannot be guaranteed once they enter the Ugandan territory.

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