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Cabinet Forms Committee To Rescue Ugandans Stuck In Juba

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All Ministers who overwhelmingly attended the meeting are, however, tight-lipped about the developments from the meeting but few who spoke on the conditions not to be named say the Cabinet is also green about the number of Ugandans still in Southern Sudan, their conditions and the exact locations of those who have died.

“Yes, members were very concerned about the conditions of our citizens who are there but we were constrained by the specific information about them and the specific actions to be taken”.

When contacted on phone, the minister of Information and National Guidance, Rose Namayanja, confirmed that a committee has been formed to handle the fate of Ugandans there but divulge more details.

“It’s true a committee was formed to handle the issue but all that was debated is for us,” Namayanja stated.


The ministers of Foreign Affairs (Okello Oryem), Defence (Chrispus Kiyonga), Internal Affairs (James Baba) and Trade were tasked to brief the meeting about what they had gathered but most of them had sketchy events currently affecting Ugandans caught in the troubled city since Sunday night.

President Museveni reportedly told his ministers that a committee be put to expeditiously study the events, consult important stakeholders and report back as soon as possible.

The inter-ministerial committee of Defence, Trade, Internal Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Information and National Guidance led by Chripus Kiyonga is starting the assignment this evening with another meeting to fast track modus of work and consult their technical personnel mainly from trade and foreign affairs.

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