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Economic Shut Down As Truckers at Ishasha DRC Border Remain Stranded For Third Week in a Row.

Earlier last month the war in DRC led to the closure of the Ishasha Border point. Serving cargo from kenya and Uganda to the far end of DRC, Rwanda and Burundi, the hundreds of trucks which were left stalled indicated a region whose economy was on a standstill.

The KDF and UPDF soldiers who took charge offering security were shocked by the huge damage to perishable commodities whose drivers could not proceed to Goma as security remained volatile along the way. Drivers were also forced to move back to Uganda as their daily supply finished.

The promise by the rebel groups to ceasefire and allow an inclusive political process has since had an impact on the region as truck drivers remain positive a solution will be arrived at soon.

Speaking to drivers on the ground they identified some instances where armed military men are escorting the truck drivers but majority remain stranded something which affect the economy which is now on a standstill.

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