By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU, Main Campus - Cabinet on Monday resolved to return 2,400 Ugandans stuck in 66 countries abroad, according to Judith Nabakooba, the Minister for Information, Communication Technology and National Guidance.
This comes after many Ugandans living abroad cried out to the government to look for ways of helping them return safely home since many are stuck because of different reasons like lack of food, abode, and racial discrimination in other circumstances.
Cabinet resolved that they would return as long as they are capable of meeting the cost of their return ticket and quarantine fee.
"Cabinet in principle agreed that Ugandans who are stranded abroad should be allowed to return home. They are going to return in phases," said Nabakooba.
Uganda in partnership with UN World Food Program (WFP) will fly the stranded citizens home and all of them will have to undergo the mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine.
In order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, Uganda had suspended all incoming flights since March 22.
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