13 Ugandans allowed to return home- Opondo

Ofwono Opondo Executive Director

Government has explained the saga involving the Ben Kavuya family which left Ugandans enraged.

This was after Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa wrote to Ethiopian airlines allowing tycoon Ben Kavuya’s family fly into the country from US in contravention to the presidential directive that ordered closure of all airports and borders into the country.

Kavuya is a money lender and one of the people being authorised to return is his wife Barbara Kavuya.

Kutesa’s May 13 letter to the manager of Ethiopian airlines authorises two more people to be flown into the country.


They are; Blance Kibaju, an interior designer and one Tiba Byabashaija.

In a press statement, government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said Ministry of Foreign Affairs allowed some Ugandans stranded outside facilitated to return home fromAddis Ababa Ethiopia.

“Only weeks ago they demanded govt repatriates Ugandans stranded abroad. Today they condemn minister Sam Kutesa,” Opondo said.

He added: “On that Ethiopian plane will be other 9 Ugandans. It’s an organized process to return them.”

Here is his explanation:



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