RWANDA- The High Commission of the Republic of Uganda in Kigali, Rwanda has successfully repatriated 100 Ugandan nationals out of more than 350 who had been stranded in Rwanda due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This is the first repatriation exercise to be undertaken by the High Commission which is expected to be done in series of repatriations of 100 people every after 3 days.
The Ugandan Embassy undertook the registration process and coordinated their return aboard 4 Volcano Buses from Kigali through Gatuna (Katuna) border post destined for Kampala.
The Chairman of the Ugandan Association in Rwanda Boogere Issah 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 and he wished them a safe journey.
In her remarks, the Charge d’Affairs in Rwanda 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.
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She wished them a safe journey and urged them to abide by Ministry of Health guidelines when they arrive in Uganda.
The buses were flagged off from the official premises of the High Commission in Kacyiru today morning at 9:00am and were escorted to Gatuna/ Katuna border by the High Commission officials.
It’s reported that 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.