By Obed Kithende
The Ministry of internal affairs on Thursday commenced training of leaders in the Rwenzori districts neighboring the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC on how to foster good relations between Uganda and DRC.
The training was held at Virina Gardens in Kasese town and brought together leaders from sub counties that directly neighbour the DRC in the districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu and Ntoroko.
In Kasese, for example, the sub county chairpersons of Karambi, Kitholhu and Mpondwe-Lhubiriha Town Council attended.
Amande Magambo from the ministry of internal affairs says the purpose of the training is to prepare communities between the neighbouring for a integration of the two countries. The DRC has applied for admission into the East African Community.
But Magambo adds that for sustainable peace and security, communities on the borderline of countries ought to be trained about how they can relate easily within the confines of the law.
Raphael Maate the chairperson Karugutu town council, which also neighbours the DRC in Ntoroko district, the training for communities about relations between the two countries is long overdue.
Maathe adds that the earlier government expedited a single movement document for all persons in Uganda and the DRC the better owing to the diverse business opportunities that the two countries present to each other.
Paddy Muhindo the Karambi sub-county chairperson said as the local communities are ready for engage citizens and appealed to heads of state to expedite the process to admit the DRC into the East African Community.