Alaso tasked government to justify the continued deployment of UPDF in South Sudan saying it is time for Uganda to recall its army since South Sudan doesn't understand how to be a good neighbor to Uganda.
According to media reports, the order affectsall none citizens in non-governmental organizations, private companies, banks, insurancecompanies and telecommunication companies amongst others. This afternoon, AliceAlaso, the Serere District woman MP raised the issue on the floor of parliamentas a matter of national urgency since hundreds of Ugandans work in South Sudan.
She said the Juba government was being so ungratefulbecause the Ugandan army has been defending the country since it degenerated inchaos last year. She said, the South Sudangovernment should be told that, it has become a hostile neighbor.
Alaso tasked government to justify the continued deployment ofUPDF in South Sudan saying it is time for Uganda to recall its army since SouthSudan doesn't understand how to be a goodneighbor to Uganda.
//Cuein: "This is a countryâ€¦â€¦..
In his response, Amama Mbabazi, the prime minister says thatpresident Museveni has sent an envoy to discuss with President Salva Kiir saying the Ugandan Government would like a clearstatement on the South Sudan position on Ugandans in the country.
Mbabazisaid he wouldn't to dwell on the ultimatum since it was in the media saying theenvoy is leaving later today to seek clarification. He however, said governmentis concerned about the ultimatum since there are many Ugandans legally in SouthSudan.
//Cuein: "We will seek clarificationâ€¦..
Cueoutâ€¦make this clear"//
Despite the appeals for calm from the primeminister, some of the MPs wondered how long the Ugandan government is willingtolerate the mistreatment they receive from the sister country. Jacob Oulanya,the deputy speaker of parliament wondered whether the ultimatum also applies tothe UPDF deployed to protect the Salva Kiir administration.
JackWamai Wamanga, the Mbale municipality MP said the ultimatum was shockingconsidering what Uganda has sacrificed to stabilize South Sudan. He demandedthat government presents a formal statement on the floor of parliament throughthe foreign affairs ministry over the matter.
Oulanya directed that government gives Parliamenta formal response on the matter on Tuesday next week. However, IbrahimSsemujju Nganda, the Kyandondo East MP said what government should beexplaining is why many Ugandans are leaving the country for South Sudan.
He citedthe need to address the unemployment problem in the country, which he said waspushing Ugandans to south Sudan.