KAMPALA, March 8 (Xinhua) -- Uganda has urged the business community to use alternative routes to and from Rwanda after the main customs border post Katuna was closed on the Rwandan side to allow repair works.
Uganda's Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives in a statement issued late Thursday said that transit trucks destined for Rwanda should use the Mirama Hills and Cyanika customs border post rather than Katuna.
Goods in Uganda destined for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should be transported via customs border posts shared between Uganda and the DRC.
According to the ministry, the Katuna customs border post has been closed since Feb. 28.
The ministry said the business community needs to take the advisory seriously to avoid delays.
Earlier this week, Rwanda had alleged that Uganda was hosting dissidents, which was refuted by the Ugandan government.