1st Deputy Prime Minister of Uganda and Minister of East African Affairs Hon Rebecca Kadaga has announced that starting October 1, citizens of South Sudan will enter Uganda Visa-free.
Kadaga said the announcement is a fulfillment of the directives of the Heads of State Summit of the EAC to waive Visa fees on a reciprocal basis between The Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda.
She also stated that Uganda’s counterparts in Juba have 30 days to reciprocate the same for Ugandans entering S.Sudan.
Reports indicate that over 2.2 million South Sudanese are in exile, 860,000 of whom are hosted in Uganda. Likewise, many Ugandans have ventured into various businesses both big and small in S. Sudan capital of Juba.