The event was attended by Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Ugandan President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who also serves as the senior presidential advisor on Special Operations and other Ugandan officials.
Also present, was the Head of Military Intelligence at Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), Maj Gen Vincent Nyakarundi and other local leaders from Rwanda.
The concert coincided with the birthday week of Gen Muhoozi, who played a key role in negotiating the border’s reopening through a series of meetings with Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
The General graced a number of activities during his visit to Kabale, including laying a foundation stone for the construction of the Museveni-Kagame Market at the border point and commissioning a Water Ambulance at Lake Bunyonyi, which is 8km from Kabale town and will help save lives, especially those of mothers and their unborn babies.
At Kabale Municipal Playground, Gen Kainerugaba also officiated a friendly football match between Gicumbi F.C. from Rwanda and Kigezi Select from Uganda as one of the activities to kickstart the Katuna border reopening Thanksgiving concert.
The Rukundo Egumeho Thanksgiving Concert featured performances from a number of musicians from Kigali and Kampala, including Azawi, Spice Diana, Jose Chameleone, Winnie Nwagi, Masamba, and King James.
The event was also attended by hundreds of enthusiastic residents from the border districts of Kabale and Gicumbi in Rwanda.