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Video: NUP MPs handover Shs34m towards the repatriation of stranded Ugandans in Dubai

Man Jose Kayima

The National Unity Platform members of Parliament have handed over Shs34m towards the repatriation campaign of stranded Ugandans in the Arab Nations.

The MPs through the Leader of Opposition Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba handed over the money to NUP party General Secretary David Lewis Rubongoya on Wednesday.

They join their party President Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu who contributed Shs10m towards the campaign. According to Rubongoya the party has now contributed over Shs80m.

Musician Spice Diana, Ugandans living in the Diaspora have all contributed towards the campaign.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs revealed that over 75000 Ugandans are staying in United Arab Emirates illegally.

Meanwhile, government returned home 156 Ugandans who had travelled to United Arab Emirates for greener pastures.

These returned home in two batches that arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Friday and Saturday.

This followed those who had earlier been helped to return home by opposition National Unity Platform party.

According to NUP officials by last week, 42 Ugandans had been returned home.

 

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