The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has promised to mend the relations between Uganda and Rwanda once elected President.
Amuriat made the promise yesterday while campaigning in Kisoro district.
Rwanda has closed its border with Uganda since February 2019 as it accuses Ugandan authorities of abducting its citizens and locking them up in un-gazetted areas.
Since the border closure, eight people including Ugandan and Rwandan nationals have been killed by Rwandan security operatives on accusations of smuggling.
However, Amuriat attributes the impasse to President Museveni noting that Museveni’s bad policies in the Great Lakes Region and his habit of manipulation left Rwanda with no option but to close the border.
He also says that it is regrettable that Museveni is doing nothing yet people are losing jobs and lives due to the impact of the border closure.
He adds that when elected, he will ensure that in June next year, he will resume talks with Rwanda so that the border re-opens immediately.
Today, Amuriat is scheduled to campaign in Kanungu and Rukungiri district, according to the Electoral Commission campaign road map.