Respond to Kagame’s claims, FDC asks government

The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has demanded for a detailed explanation from government about the claims made by Rwandan President Paul Kagame that Uganda was harassing its nationals.

Party spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists yesterday that failure for government to respond could mean that Uganda is hiding something.

It has been weeks of counter accusation between Uganda and Rwanda officials following the closure of the Katuna border by Kigali.

Kagame over the weekend at a retreat of national leaders accused Uganda of unlawful arrests and detention of their citizens.

President Museveni has not directly responded to the accusations which has led FDC to question Uganda’s silence.

“Government needs to come out and lcearly tell us what the problem is,” Ssemujju said.

He said such communication will clarify on speculations that have been building overtime in local and foreign media that has left the two nations trading insults.

Ssemujju said if government fails to clear the air, the shadow minister in charge of Foreign Affairs will dirtecly contact the Rwanda authorities for an explanation.

Recently, the Inter Religious Council called for talks between the two nations to end the bickering.

Efforts to get a comment from the government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, on the FDC claims were futile as he could answer our repeated calls.

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