Ugandan Nationals Urged To Obey South Sudan Laws

Foreigners residing in the Eastern Equatoria State capital Torit at a past meeting. [©Gurtong]

Foreigners residing in the Eastern Equatoria State capital Torit at a past meeting. [©Gurtong]

Ugandan nationals living in South Sudan have been urged to adhere to their host country’s laws.

A visiting team from the Ugandan embassy in Juba urged Ugandan nationals residing in the Eastern Equatoria State capital Torit to co-exist with their hosts and engage in legal business activities.

The delegation led by the first secretary and political affairs officer at the Ugandan embassy in Juba Aziz Buwedewo urged the Ugandans to legalise their residence by obtaining proper travel documents and work permits to avoid any clashes with the law.

He said that by so doing diplomatic ties between the neighbouring countries will be enhanced.

“You should concentrate much on important businesses that brought you here. Make your personal priorities beneficial to both yourselves and your hosts. Please bear in mind that these are the same people you hosted during the civil war and you should behave well if they are to reciprocate the hospitality”, said Buwedewo.

This was the first visit by the Ugandan embassy to the state after the independence of the South Sudan in July this year.

The meeting had been convened to listen to challenges faced by Ugandan nationals in Torit and enhance relationships between the two countries.

The Ugandan community residing in Torit has continuously complained of mistreatment by South Sudanese authorities, including arbitrary arrests and unfair business practices.

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