More Rwandans Evicted From Tanzania Pour In Uganda


viagra sale geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>This weekend’s arrivals increased the number of the evictees to 7, 035 since last month’s ultimatum by Tanzanian authorities that gave those they described as ‘illegal immigrants’ two weeks to leave the country.

The latest eviction comes shortly after the Rwanda President Paul Kagame and his Tanzanian counterpart, Jakaya Kikwete had an opportunity to meet and listen to each other’s grievances at the sidelines of IGLR summit at Munyonyo Resort Hotel in Kampala, a move observers said would put the relations between the two nations back on track.

After the meeting, Rwanda President’s Communications Director, Yolande Makolo, said: “President Kagame and President Kikwete had a productive meeting and are both pleased to be moving forward positively.”

A few months ago month, Kikwete issued an order for the expulsion of at least 20, 000 Rwandans who have been living in the country in Tanzania for decades.

Kikwete accused the Rwandans of illegal entry and settlement into the country with their animals which caused land wrangles.

Kikwete therefore ordered security forces to repatriate them to Rwanda saying that their stay into Tanzania had denied Tanzanians social services and that some had turned the area into a hub of armed criminals who were terrorizing the local population.

As a result, the first Rwandans to heed the presidential order started crossing over into Uganda and Rwanda with their heads of cattle.

According to police, at least 1200 Rwandan immigrants were registered after crossing into Uganda following their expulsion from Tanzania.

Last week, Grace Turyagumanaawe, the Director of Operations Uganda Police Force ordered for relocation of 800 immigrants to Lukoma village on the old Sango Bay Air Strip Land located in Kakuuto Sub County for temporally settlement.


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