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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

You Must Come Back Home.

EDITOR'S NOTE

Hi there 👋🏼,

This week is packed with compelling stories that speak to the heart of our global community. From Uganda's call for "diasporans" to return home to the auctioning of African artifacts abroad, each piece highlights the intricate relationship between our diaspora and our homeland. The return of Uganda Martyrs relics from Rome adds a poignant touch, while Uganda's recognition as the best investment destination brings a sense of pride and promise. Join us as we delve into these stories. You wont be disappointed!! 

Chief Editor,

Sonia Salim Swalhe

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The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control(DCIC) has changed its guidelines for Ugandans living in the Diaspora, saying anyone who claims their passport has gotten lost must return home and process the replacement in the country.

The Ministry of Internal affairs spokesperson Simon Peter Mundeyi said- “Some Ugandans in the diaspora sell their passports to strangers at $5000. Explaining that some Ugandans in the diaspora have been claiming that their passports got lost and whenever a replacement is done, they sell them to other black people, purposely to execute their criminal activities”.

“Countries have been complaining about Uganda and a decision has since been taken that every Ugandan who claims that his or her passport has gotten lost must return home and process the replacement from here.”- Mundeyi continued.

Mundeyi further explained how many countries in Europe and Asia find it difficult to differentiate blacks and it becomes easy for a black person from another country to bypass the immigration system using a Ugandan passport.

The DCIC said Ugandans in Diaspora should not expect that they would acquire new passports or replacements at the embassies in their respective countries. The embassies can only be used for collecting a passport whose details have been captured from home. However, those seeking renewal for expired passports do not need to travel back as they can be served by the embassies because they will have presented the outdated one.

“Ugandans losing passports must return”- Mundeyi said.

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