The High Commission 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 COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the first repatriation exercise to be undertaken by the High Commission in expected series of repatriations of 100 people every after 3 days.
The Embassy undertook the registration process and coordinated their return aboard four (4) Volcano buses from Kigali through Gatuna/Katuna border bound to Kampala.
Present at the send-off ceremony was Issah Boogere, the chairman of the Ugandan Association in Rwanda, and the Charge d’Affairs Anne Katusiime, who pledged to ensure that all Ugandan nationals in distress are repatriated home safely.
The buses that brought these Ugandans were flagged off from the official premises of the High Commission in Kacyiru at 9:00am on Tuesday and were escorted to Gatuna/Katuna border by the High Commission officials.
Those that returned are now under quarantine in Kampala under the supervision of the Ministry of Health.