Heavy rains have triggered mudslides blocking traffic along the Uganda-Rwanda border posts through Kisoro district.
Mudslides spilled onto the roads, forcing truck drivers to pack their Lorries at Katuna, while many others arestranded at a road under construction by the Solel Boneh International –SBI an Israeli company.
Truck drivers heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Rwanda and Burundi through the Kyanika and Bunagana borders cannot access the route.
The SBI Project Engineer, Roni Ga, said it could take three days to clear the mud from the roads and asked the truck drivers and other road users to stop using the route until Tuesday.
Amos Katwesigye, one of the truck drivers, told Uganda Radio Network that his travel to the DRC is taking much longer than usual because of the landslides.
Truck drivers heading to Northern Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo are now looking for parking spaces at the Katuna border.
John Kasaija, the Uganda Revenue Authority Manager, at Katuna says the clearance will take time despite the computerized system.
He says they asked some manpower of staff from Kabale to help speed up the clearance process and reduce the congestion.
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