Singer cum politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has shown his dismay with Ugandan government for neglecting stranded Ugandans in Dubai
This development comes a few days after the cancellation of his Dubai Freedom charity concert over political issues.
In tweet he shared a few Bobi Wine revealed how the owner of the venue was instructed to cancel the event following pressure from Ugandan authorities.
According to Bobi Wine on had visited Ugandans in Dubai ,said that there are many Ugandans whose visas expired ,living in undesired conditions and have not received any help from Ugandan government .
“Today (October 9) on what is supposed to be Uganda’s Independence Day, together with fellow leaders and MPs, we visited our sisters who are being held in Dubai pending their deportation. All they need is a flight ticket back home which costs about $ 200 (about Shs 800,000),” he said in a statement.
Kyagulanyi said there are 21 detention centres in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) alone, noting that they had traveled to Dubai for a charity concert to help the stranded Ugandans. The concert was cancelled at the last minute.
“Unfortunately, with the influence of the Ugandan Embassy in Dubai, this concert was cancelled at the last minute thereby crushing all their hopes. Today we promised them that the efforts to return them home have not stopped,” he said.
He called upon all people of good will who can help these Ugandans to return home and do something.
Kyagulanyi’s visit to the Middle East country which is a spellbinding destination for thousands of Ugandans unable to find meaningful employment at home comes amid growing concerns of mistreatment of migrant workers by their employers in some of the Gulf countries.
Uganda’s Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate in Dubai estimate there are about 10,000 Ugandans spread across the Emirates.
Annual remittances from the sand dunes country average $200m (Shs770b).