The Government of Uganda does not have plans to repatriate who left the country informally and are stranded abroad.
Early this week; the government said that it owes no responsibility over Ugandan nationals who went to various countries across the world through informal ways. This comes at a time when there are reports of many Ugandans who are still stranded in different countries around the world.
According to Martin Wandera the Director Labor, Employment and Industrial Relations in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, there are already 680 Ugandans who have been reported to be in distress in this period.
Hundreds of Ugandans are stranded in the Middle East in particular, after losing jobs as a result of #COVID19 lockdown. To Wandera, majority of those complaining went informally disregarding all proper channels through which they should have traveled in the search for employment overseas.