East Africa

Rwanda’s high commissioner to Uganda speaks out on National IDs


In reaction to the recent statement by the Minsiter of Internal Affairs (Rose Akol) lamenting Rwandese people to turn over their National ID cards, the high commissioner from Rwanda to Uganda has spoken out.

This happened while the high commissioner was inspecting a one stop border post between Uganda and Rwanda in Ntungamo district this past weekend.

Looks like the government of Rwanda had not received any official complaint in written form from the government of Uganda so the reaction was based on what appeared in the media.

Hon. Mugambage mentioned that the immigration departments from both countries consult each other and no one should fear any mistreatment.

The Ugandan constitution of 1995 included Banyarwanda as one of the indigenous tribes of Uganda and consequently hold similar rights to Ugandans.  The same constitution finally allowed Ugandans in the Diaspora who took up citizenship of other countries to return and claim their Ugandan citizenship.

President Yoweri Museveni and President Paul Kagame will be commissioning the One-Stop Border Post between Uganda and Rwanda on April 23.


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