Uganda to host ICGLR Ministers meeting on DRC crisis

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By Robert Mugabe

The 5th Extraordinary ICGLR Regional Interministerial Committee Meeting
(RIMC) on the Security Situation in the Eastern DR Congo will take place
in Kampala, Uganda. Great Lakes Voice has learn

Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign affairs and regional cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo and Defence Minister Gen. James Kabarebe will be a part of the delegation for Kampala conference.

According to a reliable source in the ministry of Foreign affairs ,regional Ministers of Foreign Affairs will consider the Report of the ICGLR Committee of Ministers of Defence Meeting that was held in Goma DR Congo on 25 October, 2012.

Isiah  Bagabo, the national coordinator for ICGLR has confirmed to Great Lakes Voice that the meeting is also to review all achievements and recommendations on DRC

“Its true, the meeting will take place in Kampala as planed. foreign affairs Ministers will meet in the extra-ordinary interministerial conference of ICGLR to access the defence ministers report in Goma.” Bagabo said

The meeting will take place at a time when Uganda government has decided to close Bunagana border post citing high revenues charged by M23 rebels who control the border post.

DRC officials working with Direction General de Migration (DGM) has told this publication that the closure of Bunagana border was a result of DRC government complaint to Museveni in Rwakitura meeting that Bunagana border enriches rebels.

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