Parliament demand for an Update from Government on plans to repatriate Ugandans stranded abroad.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca .A. Kadaga has today directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs to update the country on plans to rescue Ugandans who are stranded abroad. This follows a concern raised Hon. Anna Adeke Ebaju the National Female Youth Member of Parliament over Ugandans who are stranded abroad following the outbreak of Covid-19.
The Member told the August House that over 70 students were stranded in the United States of America, while several other Ugandans who majority are young people, had been rendered jobless in East African countries including Tanzania and Rwanda.
Hon. Adeke asked the Government to borrow a leaf from other countries like Kenya and Rwanda that had since repatriated its citizens saying that “Countries like Rwanda and Kenya have repatriated their citizens. Ugandans are stranded abroad and I am speaking for young people who have nowhere to go.”
Hon. Monica Amoding on a point of information told the August House that the state of affairs of Ugandans in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is worrying, since it’s alleged that most the Ugandans are infected with the Corona virus. The Members indicated that most of the Ugandans who went to UAE under different labour export companies had been laid off and that they are stranded. The Hon. Member called upon the Government to repatriate its citizens.