Government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo, says an American national, a Co-founder of Shule Foundation, a charity organisation that has been helping needy children access education in Uganda, was expelled for violating immigration laws.
“This is to inform the public that Jacqueline Wolfson holding a tourist visa, but passing as a charity giver under Shule Foundation has been removed from Uganda for violation of immigration laws,” Opondo said on Tuesday.
He added: “Further, there is no record at immigration that she has ever applied for a work permit since 2014 when she has been visiting Uganda.”
Human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, on the other hand, said Wolfson was deported for allegedly using her NGO to fund Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine and his People Power Movement.
Her deportation came after President Museveni in address to the nation on Sunday accused “external forces” of trying to foment trouble by funding his political opponents in a bid to undermine the country’s image abroad.
Museveni criticised the opposition and accused “external forces” of seeking to “sabotage” Uganda’s growth.