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THE HIGH COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA IN KIGALI, RWANDA REPATRIATES THE 2ND GROUP OF UGANDA NATIONALS WHO WERE STRANDED IN RWANDA DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Saturday, 19th September 2020
Moments at the Uganda High Commission Kigali flagging off the 2nd batch of Ugandans getting repatriated
THE HIGH COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA IN KIGALI, RWANDA REPATRIATES THE 2ND GROUP OF UGANDA NATIONALS WHO WERE STRANDED IN RWANDA DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC


19/09/2020

KIGALI-RWANDA 

The High Commission of the Republic of Uganda in Kigali,  Rwanda has successfully repatriated second group of 93 Ugandan nationals including children. This  makes 193 so far repatriated out of more than 350 who had been stranded in Rwanda due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is the second repatriation exercise to be undertaken by the High Commission in expected series of repatriations of 100 people every after 3 days.

The Embassy undertook the registration and verification processes and coordinated their return aboard Three (3) Volcano buses and 3 private vehicles from Kigali through Gatuna/Katuna border destined for Kampala. 

Mr. Boogere Issah, the Chairman of the Ugandan Association in Rwanda thanked all Ugandans for the cooperation shown and the efforts to support fellow Ugandans during the lockdown period and urged them to continue with the spirit. He wished them a safe journey.

In her remarks, the Charge d'Affairs Ms. Anne Katusiime lauded all Ugandans for the resilience and patience they have exhibited during this trying period and pledged to ensure that all Ugandan nationals in distress are repatriated home safely. She wished them a safe journey and urged them to abide by Ministry of Health guidelines. 

The fleet was flagged off from the official premises of the High Commission in Kacyiru at 9:00am and were escorted to Gatuna/ Katuna border by the High Commission officials and leadership of the Association of Ugandans in Rwanda (AUR). 

The travellers will be received in Kampala by officials from Ministry of Health  and will immediately proceed to quarantine centres in accordance with the regulations stipulated by the  Ministry of Health.

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HIGH COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA 
KIGALI- RWANDA
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