Members of Parliament have asked the Government to present a comprehensive plan on how they intend to evacuate Ugandans trapped in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
The lawmakers said they have received reports on the situation of Africans caught in Ukraine and would like an urgent plan of how the Government intends to specifically address the plight of Ugandans.
MPs Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga County) and Muwada Nkunyingi (Kyadondo East) concurred that several Ugandans are studying, working and living in Ukraine and are currently stuck and at risk of losing their lives if the Government doesn’t act promptly.
“There are over 100 Ugandans trapped in Ukraine and the numbers might be much more since some people do not register with the Government. Africans are being victimized and being blocked from exiting Ukraine that is why it is time for the Government to state their position on the conflict and how Ugandans can be evacuated,” said Ssekikubo.
“I witnessed the destruction of the Orthodox Cathedrals and the civilizations as a result of that war. Is there a way the Government can step in to guide the warring parties not to destroy the civilizations of this world,” he added.
Nkunyingi who doubles as the shadow foreign affairs minister, tasked the Government to establish and bring Parliament up to speed on the actual number of Ugandans in Ukraine.
In response the Minister for Security, Jim Muhwezi said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will give an update to Parliament about the matter.
On 24 February 2022, Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine with more than 200 civilians reportedly killed. Ends…