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Minister Odongo orders for deportation of 14 Egyptians

Jeje Odongo

Jeje Odongo

The minister of Internal Affairs Gen Jeje Odongo has directed police to deport 14 Egyptian nationals accused of forging working visas.  

The 14 suspects include; Moamen Mohammad Hamond, Taher Mahamed, Ahmed Mahmoud, Kotb Mohammed, Abdallah Ehsayed, Mahamed Waled, Moustafa Abdelhamed, Taha Mahamed Farahat, Gamal Anwar, Soleman Badway, Ahmed Mahdy, Ismail Ahamed, Moustafa Soleman Aboubakar, Karim Taher  Mohammed, Abdellazizi Mahmoud Sharaf, Fetouch Abdelaziz and Mahmoud Sharaf.

The suspects were arrested by a team of detectives and operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI). Upon their arrest, they were detained and their passports confiscated. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga says that the minister signed the deportation order and the file has been handed over to the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control.

"We gave the file to immigration and they will soon be deported," Enanga said. 

Preliminary police findings indicate that 9 of the 14 suspects had forged visa extension, while the other 5 had expired visas. During interrogation, it was established that the some of the forged visas were procured through contacts within Immigration while others were acquired on the black market.

The case of forged visas comes at a time when police is investigating officials of the ministry of Internal Affairs and Immigration for allegedly defrauding tourists and foreign visitors through exorbitant and illegal visa charges. 

The investigations which were ordered by the minister Odongo followed increased complaints by foreigners that they were being charged more money than the official figures. According to information available, more than 200 foreigners have filed complaints to government after realizing that they paid twice to three times more than the initial cost of a visa. 

For instance, while a tourist visa costs Shs 190,000, they are made to pay Shs 560,000. While Immigration acknowledges receiving complaints on illegal visa charges, they say the victims have been getting the visas through unofficial channels and the visas are forged.

Comments

+3 #1 WADADA roger 2019-03-17 16:53
I think the Minister is only being unfair to the Eqyptians, they are not so much of a problem like the Chinese who enter Uganda and get out a leisure, they even do odd jobs such as selling mobile phones with a capital of about 3M, selling low class shoes etc.

Many of them are here on a tourist visa,
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0 #2 Akot 2019-03-18 13:31
WADADA roger, agreed!

The problem is not foreigners coming in to do unfair business, but they only take advantage of the mess that dictatorship/bad rule of Uganda offer them - the country is prey to all theives, opportunists & the first in line is Museveni!

It's change of ruler that must come first, without which, punishing foreigners who come to peaceful Uganda is meaningless!

Chinese are enemies of nature & they destroy lands without good governance & exploit-steal raw materials, kill animals for tusks...with smile on their faces!

African animals brought to Europe are safe from Chinese!

Europe made it's stand face to destruction of their business by China & USA is doing the same!
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+2 #3 Akot 2019-03-18 13:39
["We gave the file to immigration and they will soon be deported," Enanga said.]

Why is Museveni's file not given to immigration to check when he awarded himself Uganda citizenship & diplomatic passport illegally?

Ah, but Museveni who entered Uganda illegally in search for better life has made Ugandans migrants-foreigners without say in Uganda, right?

So, when is Museveni dissolving posts of tribal leaders & become a real man, read dictator?

Everything about Museveni is fake, yet Ugandans go along with the migrant thief who is more at home then our people!
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+1 #4 Nimurungi Rukundo 2019-03-19 14:44
Akot has never commented without mentioning tribal leaders and call for unity ,which has become her trade mark now
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