The High Commission of the Republic of Uganda in Kigali, Rwanda has today Saturday September 19 repatriated the second group of 93 Ugandan nationals including children.
This makes 193 so far repatriated out of more than 350 who had been stranded in Rwanda due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the second repatriation exercise to be undertaken by the High Commission in the expected series of repatriations of 100 people every after 3 days.
“The Embassy undertook the registration and verification processes and coordinated their return aboard three (3) Volcano buses and 3 private vehicles from Kigali through Gatuna/Katuna border destined for Kampala,” the Commission statement reads in part.
Mr. Boogere Issah, the Chairman of the Ugandan Association in Rwanda 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.
In her remarks, the Charge d’Affairs 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.
She wished them a safe journey and urged them to abide by Ministry of Health guidelines.
“The fleet was flagged off from the official premises of the High Commission in Kacyiru at 9:00 am and were escorted to Gatuna/ Katuna border by the High Commission officials and leadership of the Association of Ugandans in Rwanda (AUR),” the issued statement from the Commission reads.
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.