14 Ugandans evacuated from Afghanistan

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Uganda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Mr. Bagiire Vincent Waiswa received Mr. Stephen Wamala, a Ugandan national evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan at his office on September 6, 2021./UBC Uganda

Fourteen Ugandans have been evacuated from Afghanistan shortly after the Taliban took over the country, Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement issued here Monday.

Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Mr. Bagiire Vincent Waiswa received Mr. Stephen Wamala, a Ugandan national evacuated from Kabul, Afghanistan at his office on September 6, 2021./UBC Uganda

One such evacuee returned home Friday.

The ministry officially welcomed Mr. Wamala back to Uganda on Monday.

“Mr. Wamala joins 13 other Ugandans who had been evacuated earlier. He is healthy, safe and ready to proceed to his home in Kitagwenda District,” the statement by the ministry read.

Recalling his experience at Kabul during the unrest and takeover, Wamala thanked the two governments for the assistance given to him to safely evacuate him from Kabul.

The ministry further reaffirmed its commitment to assist evacuate any Ugandan national stranded in Afghanistan who wish to return home.

Uganda has since hosted 51 people evacuated from Afghanistan.

 

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