Closure of Rwanda Border Won’t Affect Uganda — Museveni

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President
Museveni who is also National Resistance Movement Chairperson has assured the
NRM parliamentarians at a retreat in Kyankwanzi that the closure of Rwandan border
will not stop the country’s market from expanding.

Museveni says the big market that Uganda enjoys in Kenya and Ethiopia, the temporary border issues with its neighbour like Rwanda will not have much impact in the long run.

The
president was responding to questions from some of the members of parliament on
what government was doing to some neighbouring countries that have blocked
Ugandan goods.

“There
are some countries that have refused our trucks to go their countries to take
both import and exports, what shall we expect from the result of such? “one of
the MPs asked.

“But
the market is big; there is Ethiopian and Kenya, so that should not stop us, if
there is problem here and there, so this temporary thing should not stop us, we
can get opportunity somewhere else,” Museveni said

For
the last two weeks, goods from Uganda have been blocked from entering Rwanda.

The
president further informed NRM members of parliament that he will not sign into
law the sugar bill that was passed in December in 2018

According
to the president, the bill that seeks to regulate sugar industries and provide
the operating zone for mills is not favourable.

Meanwhile
president Museveni has applauded parliament for passing a motion allowing
government issue promissory notes worth Shs1.3 trillion shillings to an Italian
investor, Finance Local Construction Company Limited to construct a specialized
hospital at Lubowa 



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