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Uganda: Rwandese MUST Surrender their National IDs, Minister

Uganda has asked Rwandan nationals to surrender national Identity cards with immediate effect.

Uganda Internal Affairs Minister Rose Akol addresses journalists.

Uganda Radio Network quotes Internal Affairs Minister, Rose Akol, asking Rwandese in Mirama hills over the weekend to hand over the IDs or face consequences.

Akol was inspecting the Mirama-Kagitumba one stop border post in Ntungamo district.

The road will be commissioned on April 23.
Akol said the custom officials reported a number of Rwandan nationals holding both the Ugandan and Rwandan national IDs.

Officials have been recovering about 10 Ugandan IDs from Rwandan nationals each day.

She alerted immigration officers at the border post to sensitize Rwandese in the area on the matter.

She said the decision by the Rwandan nationals to hold two national IDs compromises the security of both countries.

Steven Mutambi, the Immigration Officer at Mirama-Kagitumba border post, told URN several illegal Rwandan immigrants cross into Uganda using their local national identity card.

Baker Kawonawo, the Ntungamo District Police Commander, blamed the act for increased human trafficking.

This validates claims by Amama Mbabazi and opposition leaders that Rwandese have been voting for President Yoweri Museveni in Ugandan elections.

By Robert Muriisa.

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