Mission staff with His Royal Highness Rwot David Onen Acana II.
The Ugandan High Commission in London has successfully seen off a total of 92 Ugandan Nationals and legal residents who have been stranded in the United Kingdom and Ireland following the closure of Entebbe international airport to passenger flights on 22nd March 2020 due to the #Covid19 pandemic.
The High Commission undertook the registration process of Ugandan Nationals (150 aboard Ethiopian Airlines) who were stranded in the United Kingdom and Ireland and coordinated their return aboard Ethiopian Airlines which is expected to arrive (today) at Entebbe on 2 July 2020 at 5.00 p.m.
Among some of the Ugandans returning from United Kingdom are notable personalities including His Royal Highness Rwot David Onen Acana II, the Acholi Paramount Chief and Professor Francis Gervase Omaswa, reknown cardiovascular surgeon & the Executive Director of the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST),
Other categories of people including students, Government of Uganda officials, Business people who had travelled to the United Kingdom for various reasons were also aboard.
After fulfilling standard procedures issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health, Ugandans were seen off at London Heathrow Airport by Uganda’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Ambassador Julius Peter Moto, Amb. Leonard Mugewra and other by Mission staff.
Government of Uganda will continue to welcome all Ugandans who had got stranded in various countries during the #COVIDー19 pandemic (lockdown) including those still preparing & those that have finally returned home. The Ministry of Health Guidelines & SOPs will be followed by every returnee to protect all Ugandans.