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UGANDA, CONGO LEADERS LAY STRATEGIES FOR PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE

By Moses Alinda

ARUA:  Leaders from Arua and Congo border towns on Wednesday held a meeting to forge a way forward on how to live and co-exist peacefully.

The meeting that took place in Arua at Blue Dove Hotel attracted leaders from security for the two countries, political leaders from Uganda and those from Ituri province in democratic republic of Congo.

On the Ugandan side, the Deputy Resident City Commissioner Arua city in charge of Ayivu division Ismail Masaba said the meeting is aimed at strengthening the existing relationship between the two countries and on how they can improve on security.

Meanwhile Ben Serwada the 409 brigade commander West Nile said security matters at the border districts need collaboration from the two countries so that they can have peace within an area.

He promised on behalf of Uganda People’s Defence Forces {UPDF} to support and promote good working relationship and security at the border between Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

The Deputy Resident District Commissioner Arua Ezama Ham Muzamil raised the issues of lawlessness among the borderline, indiscipline by some of the officials at the border’s customs, harmony between the two countries among others.

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”We still have a challenge of lawlessness among the borderline, indiscipline by some of the officials at the borders customs, we thefere need to have harmony between the two countries,” he said.

On behalf of the Ituri province Richard Bampi the commissioner Aruu County pledged total support and collaboration between Ugandan leadership and Congo.

”We pledged total support and collaboration between Ugandan leadership and Congo,” he pledged.

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