Gov’t Unveils Plan To Evacuate Ugandans Stranded Abroad Due To COVID-19 Lockdown

Gov’t Unveils Plan To Evacuate Ugandans Stranded Abroad Due To COVID-19 Lockdown

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By Spy Uganda

The government of Uganda has finalized plans to evacuate Ugandans who are stranded in China and other countries. Early this year, President Yoweri Museveni suspended all passenger flights at Entebbe International Airport.

Ever since President Museveni announced  the COVID-19 lockdown, which saw the closure of Entebbe Airport to passenger flights and suspension of all travellers into and out of the country, several Ugandans who were in China, USA, UK, Italy, Spain and other countries got stranded because they could not return home.

Many of them have since been crying out to the government to help evacuate them back to Uganda, such that they can be reunited with their families and loved ones.

Press release about Ugandans being repatriated during the COVID-19 lockdown

As you read this, TheSpy Uganda has established that the government of Uganda has since constituted a Task Force headed by Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to repatriate all Ugandans stranded abroad as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.

To that effect, the Uganda Media Centre on Friday released a list of some of the first batch of Ugandans  who are to be repatriated from the USA and other countries.

The list includes the following names;

Barbra Kavuya

Blanche Kibaju

Isaiah Tiba Byabashaija

Kagoya Hasifa

Prof. Oswald Ndolereriire Kyamulesire

 Wodulo Denis

Mr Ojakoi Ernest

Mr Ajoan Julius

Dr Obuku Andrew Ekii

Ms Naiga Vivienne

Ms Namuli Susan

Mr Walusansa Samuel

Mr Mugisha Leens Bernard

The development comes several weeks after Ugandans who got stranded in China, USA, United Arab Emirates, UK and other countries cried out to evacuate them back to Uganda such that  they could be reunited with their loved ones.

However, President Museveni had issued a directive to the effect that every Ugandan who was caught abroad by the Coronavirus lockdown should stay there until the virus is either contained or medics find a cure for it.

The President  also decreed that whoever dies of Coronavirus should be buried in the country where they die from, even if it means cremating their bodies.

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