Democratic Party President Norbert Mao has confirmed his son Nicholas Hope Mao is still missing.
“I wish to confirm that today afternoon I made a report to the Uganda Police about my son Nicholas Hope Mao who left home in the company of a friend on Monday evening and has not returned since,” said Mao in a social media note on Wednesday night.
The opposition politician’s statement comes hours after police said the lad’s whereabouts remained unknown.
Mao said the friend his son went with “is unknown to us,” adding, “His mother and I are contacting relatives and friends to find out where he could be.”
Police have appealed to the general public who happen to know the whereabouts of the young man to avail it via toll free lines 0800199699, 0800199399 or call 0752011011.
“Nicholas you can also call any of your family members to tell them where you are, they are worried,” reads part of the police message issued on Wednesday.
Mao said his family has also contacted his other known friends and their family members but they haven’t seen him.
“His friends at Watoto Church North where he plays guitar in the church band also said they haven’t seen him or heard from him,” said the politician who recently divorced.
Mao said Nico, 19, successfully completed his A Levels at Vienna College in July and was on vacation.
“Unfortunately, his phone is off. I am very grateful to all those who have called and offered help in finding Nico,” said Mao.
“We are saddened that we cannot reach Nico but we continue to fervently pray that Nico will return home safely.”