Uganda-South Africa in Talks to Remove VISA Restrictions

By Benjamin Mwibo 

The government of Uganda has taken deliberate efforts through the Ministry of Internal affairs to improve free movement of Ugandans to different African countries aimed at development especially in areas investment but also enable visits to relatives without barriers.

The PRO of the ministry, Mr. Simon Peter Mundeyi has informed journalists on Monday in kampala that the previous meeting was help between diplomats from the South African government and the Ugandan ministry of internal affairs regarding the free visa policy.

” During this meeting, we held discussions aimed at abolishing visa regime between the Republic of Uganda and South Africa that abandons free travel of nationals from either countries,”  he said.

Mundeyi, included that they hope in two months, the visa regime will be abolished between Uganda and South Africa as they understand that South Africa and Uganda, are brothers and sisters in one continent and are all Africans. 

Honestly applying for a visa to visit another brother in an African setting doesn’t look well especially with a number of other engagements coming up, there is also a bigger plan to meet all other countries in Africa where we believe that the same policy should apply, he emphasized.

In lengthy comment, Mundeyi explained that   during the same engagement, they did agree that  South Africans coming to do investments in Uganda,  the government of the republic of Uganda should be friendly, for example through offering friendly policies because  South Africans have quite a number of investments in Uganda and contributing a lot to the economic development.

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