Uganda asks Rwandan, Burundian refugees to go home

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  1. Disir

    Disir Gold Member

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    Uganda has asked refugees from Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan to return home.

    Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Hilary Onek, cited the three countries saying they are now stable.

    “Some countries have become politically stable; so refugees from there should go back and settle. Some of them keep going and coming back,” he said.

    He made the remarks while addressing delegates at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) high-level experts and ministerial meeting on jobs, livelihoods and self-reliance for refugees, returnees and host communities at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala on Thursday.

    Mr Onek also complained that some of the refugees, instead of reciprocating the hospitality afforded by the government and Ugandan hosts, had turned into enemies.

    “Of late, some people have started quarrelling with us and yet we looked after them, we gave them opportunities, education and good accommodation. All of a sudden, they have become our enemies over nothing. We only ask God to deal with them because we have done nothing,” he added.

    They need to go back to their own countries. It isn't that hard folks.

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