Children of Indian descent born in Uganda will automatically qualify to become Ugandan citizens, President Yoweri Museveni told the Indian community in the country during a Diwali dinner he hosted at State House Entebbe last week.
“On the issue of citizenship, there should not be issues on children whose parents are already citizens of Uganda,” he said at the dinner.
He he also said that Indians who are not citizens but frequently come to Uganda for business should be given multiple entry visas into the country.
The President saluted the Indian community in Uganda for their big contribution to the socioeconomic development of the country through wealth creation.
The Indian High Commissioner to Uganda, H.E Ajay Kumar commented on the excellent bilateral relations that Uganda and India continue to enjoy over the years. He appreciated the President for his continued support to the Indian community in the country.
The Chairman Indian Association in Uganda, Mr. G.N Mohan Rao saluted the President for his support to the Indian community. He said the invitation to celebrate with Indians is a symbol of togetherness and inclusion and a sign of success in the country.
Businessman Sudhir Ruparelia also extended his sincere appreciation to the President for his generosity to celebrate with Indians on their Diwali.
He thanked the President for embracing different cultures and for creating a conducive environment for business and peace in the country.