Covid-19 pandemic seems to have no end as infections and its devastating effects continue to pound the global economy. For Ugandans that have been living and working in Rwanda, the situation under this unforgiving pandemic is not bearable anymore. They have chosen to negotiate with the Rwandan government to process their repatriation. The Ugandan High Commission in Kigali said on Saturday that it was in talks with the host government requesting permission to allow some of the Ugandans to return home.
“Greetings fellow Ugandans in Rwanda. The High Commission is in negotiation with the home Government to see how we can be repatriated before the earlier communicated date of 24/09/2020 (TBD),” Ugandan mission in Kigali said.
The statement posted via several social media platforms was released on Saturday at about 11:43 AM.
“The Mission is negotiating with the host government to allow the registered Ugandans go without PCR Test and test at the entry point (Katuna),” reads part of the communiqué. Meanwhile, the Rwandan transport company TRINITY has already offered to deliver the Ugandans to their home country at a cost of Ugx 50,000 for those en-route Kigali-Gatuna is and Ugx 200,000 for those en-route Kigali-Kampala.
The Ugandan High Commission, however, says, “anybody with cheaper alternatives please inform the High Commission on 0783114802 or firstname.lastname@example.org)”. The elaborate statement further says, “those who can pay the above amounts or better-negotiated amounts to the two points (Kabale/Kampala) to register with the Association of Ugandans in Rwanda and the High Commission by Monday so that the High Commission can confirm with Kampala and thus schedule date of travel.”