More than 50,000 Ugandans living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have overstayed their visas and the UAE government has set December 31 as the visa amnesty deadline.
Addressing a press conference at the Media Centre today, Moses Kalule Kasujja, this week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, said of the 60,000 Ugandans that live and work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), only 150 people have managed to register for visa extension or renewal.
Kasujja warned that the embassy will find it difficult to defend those Ugandans who will not have registered with the embassy by the deadline date.
Recently fourty (40) Ugandans were deported from the UAE over alcohol, kidnap, fraud and forgery among other cases. Kasujja said the embassy was negotiating for the release of another 45 Ugandans who are still in UAE jails.
Meanwhile, the final report on investigations into the alleged slavery of Ugandans in the UAE is expected to be completed next month.
This investigation is being conducted by a committee appointed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.