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Over 160 Ugandans repatriated from UK, Southern Africa


Jul 2, 2020

The Ugandan High Commission in London has successfully seen off a total of 92 Ugandan Nationals and legal residents who have been stranded in the United Kingdom and Ireland following closure of Entebbe international airport to passenger flights on March 22, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The High Commission undertook the registration process of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in the United Kingdom and Ireland and coordinated their return aboard Ethiopian Airlines which is expected to arrive at Entebbe Today July 02, 2020 at 5.00 p.m.

Prof Omaswa(Center) and Amb Julius Peter Moto(L)

Among some of the Ugandans returning from United Kingdom are notable personalities including His Royal Highness Rwot David Onen Acana II, the Acholi Paramount Chief and Professor Francis Gervase Omaswa- a
reknown cardiovascular surgeon & the Executive Director of the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST).

Other categories of people including students, Government officials, Business people who had traveled to the United Kingdom for various reasons were also aboard.

After fulfilling standard procedures issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health, the Ugandans were seen off at London Heathrow Airport by Uganda’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Ambassador Julius Peter Moto, Amb. Leonard Mugerwa and the Mission staff.

Relatedly, the Uganda Airlines has also embarked on its journey to Southern Africa from where 70 Ugandans are going to be repatriated. “The general public is hereby informed of the planned repatriation flight of Ugandan Nationals who were stranded in South Africa, Botswana, Eswanti, Lesotho and Namibia. This flight is scheduled to arrive at Entebbe International Airport on 2 / 7 / 2020 aboard Uganda Airlines,” read a communication from Uganda airlines.

The repatriation of Ugandans started on June 23, with 48 nationals from Turkey, Sudan, Belgium and Netherlands.

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