The Speaker of the Parliament should be contacted about the situation of Ugandans in South Sudan, according to the Parliamentary Forum on Labour, Decent Employment, and Productivity (UPFLEP).
The Chair of the Forum, MP Roland Ndyomugyenyi, claims that despite a decision by both Governments to eliminate entry visa requirements for both people on October 1, 2021, South Sudan has made huge arrests of Ugandans upon entry since they are still required to have visas.
The action was praised as a significant improvement on the already excellent bilateral ties between the two nations.
Ndyomugyenyi claims that the information currently being supplied by Ugandans in South Sudan, however, does not accurately reflect the prior communications made by both Governments.
Over 5,000 Ugandans are imprisoned due to visa issues, said Joshua Laban Musinguzi, the Forum’s coordinator.
Parliamentary Forum on Labor, Laban Musinguzi, Cordinator
He claimed that attempts to visit and have formal and informal meetings with the relevant embassies had not been successful.
At a press conference conducted at the Forum’s office in Kampala, Musinguzi stated, “It is with great worry that we ask your assistance, not only as the Forum’s Patron but also the Speaker of Parliament, to bring this topic up for consideration.”
Both South Sudan and Uganda agreed to waive the need for visas for visitors from their respective countries.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry of South Sudan reaffirmed this in October 2021.