National
Irish ambassador hails Uganda refugee policy
Publish Date: Jun 28, 2014
Irish ambassador hails Uganda refugee policy
ADRA staff organising the refugees to receive the relief items
  • mail
  • img
newvision

Andante Okanya

The Irish ambassador to Uganda Donal Cronin, has hailed Uganda’s refugee policy, describing it as unmatched and the most friendly in the world.


Cronin made the remarks at Kati Kati Restaurant, while addressing the Uganda Irish Alumni Association.  The association was holding its first annual general meeting.

“Uganda has the best refugee policy in the whole world. This is a country of friendly people,” Cronin stated.

The term ‘refugee’ is a description of a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.

Uganda plays host to thousands of refugees, as a result of cross-border conflict, most especially from the neighbouring countries, specifically the Democratic Republic of Congo. Other refugees hail from Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda, Somalia and South Sudan.

Cronin noted that Uganda and Ireland  share a common history of conflict, and resilience, among others, saying the two countries have been able to put aside their past misfortunes and march forward.

He commended the association, saying it is a testament of Uganda’s close ties with  Ireland.

Active refugee settlements in the country are Kyaka II in Kyenjojo district, Nakivale in Isingiro district, Oruchinga near Mbarara town, Kyangwali in Hoima district, Kiryandongo in Masindi district, Paralonya, and Rhino Camp in Arua district.

Others are Imvepi, Madi Okollo and the integrated camps of Adjumani.

Uganda’s Refugee Act, 2006, prescribes the treatment, entitlements under International Conventions, rights, and obligations of refugees on Ugandan soil.

RELATED ARTICLES

Uganda overwhelmed as refugees hit 317,000

Over 42, 000 South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda

Govt, human rights activist clash over status of Kampala refugees

Uganda to negotiate return of refugees
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Make no mistakes during Pope’s visit -Kasingye
The director Interpol, Asan Kasingye has directed security agencies in Busia and Malaba to observe 24-hour surveillance and ensure no mistakes are made ahead of the Pope’s visit....
Cabinet recalls Namulonge land title
Cabinet has recalled a land title on Plot No 9, Block 158 Namulonge, Nakyesasa that has been granted to Premier Roses- a Ruparelia Group of Company, under the chairmanship of city tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia....
Nkozi University takes over Entrepreneural programme
Student Training for Entrepreneurial Promotion programme (STEP), which has been running at Uganda Martyrs’ University, Nkozi was on Thursday handed over to the University....
Kyambadde blames low quality of Uganda produce on farmers
Minister of Trade and Industry, Amelia Anne Kyambadde has blamed Ugandan farmers for causing the in quality of their produce as they dry them on bare ground full of soil, dust and stones that cause loss of 30% of the country’s revenue....
Gen Wamala visits injured soldiers in Nairobi
The Chief of Defence Forces of the Uganda People''s Defence Forces, Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala has flown from Mogadishu to Nairobi to visit the soldiers who got injured in the September 1, 2015 attack at Janale, Somalia....
One dead in Kisenyi fire
One person was killed by fire that gutted shacks in Kisenyi, a Kampala slum. Property worth millions of shillings was also destroyed leaving traders in tears....
Are poor parliamentary debates a result of removal of school debates?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter