Junior foreign affairs minister John Mulimba has blamed Ugandan traders in South Sudan for disregarding safety protocols.
On September 01, Mulimba presented a report on the safety of Ugandans in South Sudan before Parliament.
The report came just a week, since Mulimba presented statement on the same issue during August 25 plenary.
“Every life lost is precious and this Government takes any Ugandan life lost seriously. The Government received with shock and horror reports of the killings of Ugandans and the destruction of their property along this stretch of the Road and we condemn these attacks,” said Mulimba.
“It is important to note that the majority of ambushes have occurred to vehicles that do not respect the convoy agreed arrangements. Hon Members are requested to add your voice in urging travelers to respect and use the convoys provided. Other nationals have also been victims and there has been no targeting of Ugandans per se.”
In his statement, Mulimba also listed Ugandans that have lost their lives in South Sudan.
LIST OF UGANDANS KILLED IN SOUTH SUDAN SINCE SEPTEMBER 2020
September 27, 2020: Three Ugandans were kidnapped on Nimule – Juba highway. One Asiimwe Andrew escaped and Ssebagala Ahmed, Mayende Kamadi were killed on 29th September 2020 around Jebelen area. 0510112021. A Uganda national Gidudu James from Sironko District was shot dead.
January 05, 2021: Fred Amandu from Terego District was shot dead
March 29, 2021- Armed attack by unknown gunmen on four (4) Ugandan nationals traveling from Koboko along Yei-Juba road
Ali Mark Sony – died
Amati Stephen – died
Dada Abugo – died
Sadam Andama – died
Truck was burnt. Phones, Money and cloths were confiscated by the gunmen and ran into bushes
March 31, 2021- Another armed attack on five (5) Ugandan truck drivers traveling from Koboko, Oraba – Kaya along Yei-Juba Road.
1. Katongole Hussein – dead
2. Abdu Makanga – dead
3. Kuraish Mutebi – dead
4. Sembusi Kato – dead
5. Sentongo Asadu – Survived with wounds
Truck and Timber were all burnt. Phones, Money and clothes were confiscated by the gunmen.
May 11, 2021 – Amono Anna Clara (Female) from Kitgum District was shot dead
July 19, 2021 – Murder by shooting of Kalyowa Musa (Kayunga District), a Ugandan lorry driver at Nisitu along Nimule-Juba Road