The ICT and National Guidance State Minister, Peter Ogwang wants the increasing number of South Sudanese nationals in Lira during the lock down investigated.
During the meeting of the members of the Lira District Covid19 Taskforce in Lira on Monday, the Lira Resident District Commissioner and Task-force Chairperson, Milton Odongo expressed concern about the huge influx of South Sudanese nationals as one of the biggest challenges to their efforts to combat the spread of the virus.
Mr. Odongo who partly blamed the challenge of the weak immigration border services explained to the Minister that members of the Lango community in South Sudan are being forced to trek back home to seek proper medical care, forcing most of them to flock the district in search for rentals this lock down. RDC Milton Odongo speaking…..
Hon. Ogwang wondered how South Sudanese are making it to Uganda when the border is closed by President Yoweri Museveni as part of the Covid19 preventive measures. Hon. Ogwang speaking……
Hon. Ogwanga directed the Task Force to meet with both local and South Sudanese traders in Lira to agree on how to operate and investigate the influx of the South Sudanese nationals as he follows up on the issue of the Immigration Officers through the Internal Affairs Ministry to ensure they return to work to take full charge of the border. END