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Uganda: Inside Affairs Warns of Mad Sprint By Foreigners to Purchase Ugandan Passports


The Ministry of Inside Affairs has mentioned the variety of overseas nationals in search of to fraudulently purchase Ugandan passports has gone up.

Addressing journalists on Monday, the Inside Affairs spokesperson, Simon Mundeyi mentioned the mad sprint has been occasioned by the energy of the Ugandan passport worldwide.

“There are some individuals attempting to accumulate our passports as a result of they’re promoting like hotcake. Pele from elsewhere wish to come right here and purchase our passports and I can let you know a Ugandan passport can take you wherever on the earth since no nation has outlawed our passports,” Mundeyi mentioned.

The Inside Affairs spokesperson mentioned since some international locations have had their passports outlawed or blacklisted in different international locations, residents of these international locations have devised technique of getting Ugandan passports to make use of them.

“These individuals are coming to Uganda and keep right here for some time and craft methods of making use of for Ugandan passports.”

Mundeyi mentioned simply final week, a gaggle of Congolese nationals have been arrested for fraudulently attempting to accumulate Ugandan passports.

He defined that the group employed Ugandans to fake as their family earlier than the passport workplace however famous these have been busted.

“They employed individuals to work as their dad and mom and members of the family and are available a gaggle. The Congolese pretended to be Ugandans who had not grown up from right here however once we quizzed the employed members of the family, the spoke the reality. On additional scrutiny, we discovered that these Congolese do not know a factor about Uganda.”

He famous that the group that pretended because the members of the family of the Congolese had every been paid between shs1 million and shs2 million to face as dad and mom.

Mundeyi mentioned the group has been arrested and can quickly be arraigned in courts of regulation.

“The Congolese have been in possession of nationwide ID playing cards that they received fraudulently. They’ll all be arraigned earlier than courts of regulation.”

Prior to now, foreigners particularly from Nigeria have been attempting to accumulate Ugandan passports to make use of them of their enterprise of drug trafficking, to international locations like China the place their international locations’ passports have been blacklisted.


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