Special Forces Command (SFC) an elite force that is in charge of presidential security has been heavily deployed on Katuna Boarder as President Museveni is expected to meet Paul Kagame of Rwanda to resolve Boarder Conflicts.
The deployment according to insiders in SFC has been there for close to two weeks. “When the date was set, we sent advance team to monitor the security situation,” says an insider in SFC adding the security situation is safe for the meeting.
Security sources add that today’s deployment starts from Kabale town up to Katuna and extends to Kisoro.
He adds that movement of vehicles from Kabale to Katuna is restricted.
Most cars heading to Rwanda are diverted from Ntungamo and use Mirama boarder.
The heads of state meeting is scheduled to take place in the no-man’s land between Uganda and Rwanda. Mr Nandinda said the Uganda National Roads Authority engineers that were grading the no-man’s land have already handed over the venue to the security team.
On Saturday, Mr David Bahati, the State Minister of Finance for Planning, visited Katuna border post to inspect the preparations.
Mr Nelson Nshangabasheija, the Mayor for Katuna Town Council, and other local leaders have been supervising the preparations, which included painting buildings, garbage collection and clearing drainage channels.
“We are optimistic that the heads of state meeting may result in the re-opening of the Gatuna border for Ugandan goods and allowing Rwandans to enter into Uganda,” Mr Nshangabasheija said.
“We have mobilised the residents of Katuna Town Council to clean the area. We pray to God for a new year gift by re-opening the border,” he added. Rwanda closed its border with Uganda in February last year following tensions between the two countries.