With a population of over 51,000 people and volume of exports and imports, Mpondwe town is the busiest border crossing between the two countries.
Mpondwe markert cleared of any business after lock-down
Mpondwe town in Kasese District is one of the
three busiest border crossings between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC.
With a population of over 51,000 people and
volume of exports and imports, Mpondwe town is the busiest border crossing
between the two countries.
However, the noisy and busy
one-stop-border-post has gone silent since the government announced the current lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Despite the lockdown, residents are worried
over illegal entrants who are using the porous border points to find their way into
Uganda. Most have been aided by the 14KM Semliki River.
The informal nature of many cross-border
interactions needs to be contained. URN reporter brings you an insight into
Mpondwe in pictures.
Bureau Chief Kasese/Bundibugyo Districts
Basaija is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU-Mukono) holding a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication.
He also boosts of numerous training's in communication studies.
Before joining URN, he had served as Documentation personnel, Field news reporter, Radio presenter and News Editor.
Basaija is a social critic and a young farmer.
He believes in writing for social change.