Ugandans living abroad, better known as Ugandans in the diaspora have asked government to create a special ministry to handle issues that affect them back home.
Addressing a news conference in Kampala Abubaker Sentamu, one of the leaders of Ugandan community in Boston, USA made the request saying that the available ministries and government bodies do not really address their issues. They therefore need a special ministry to deal with their issues.
He also said that their major hindrance to investment at home is the difficulty in acquisition and ownership of land. He added that many of their colleagues have lost lots of money in bad land deals with one piece of land sold to more than one person. This he says would be solved if a special ministry was created through which they can channel their funds.
There are over 1 million Ugandans living in the diaspora and these contribute greatly to the country’s economy through money sent back home. However their agitation for a ministry is bound to raise criticism from the public that feels that our government is bloated with over 80 ministers.