The National Unity Platform (NUP), president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has been forced to cancel his trip to the USA after he failed to meet Covid-19 related requirements.
The NUP leader yesterday left Uganda for the US via Qatar to attend diaspora events but he learnt he could not proceed until after fourteen days.
“Yesterday, I left Uganda for the United States of America via Qatar, to attend our Diaspora events including the Uganda Action Day and our Convention, all scheduled this weekend,”
“When I got to Doha in Qatar, it was noted that I was in South Africa less than two weeks back. Apparently, there are still Coronavirus related restrictions for anyone who has been in South Africa (and a host of other countries) from proceeding to the United States until after fourteen days,” he said.
Bobi wine added, “Unfortunately, we didn’t detect this earlier. Officials at Entebbe were also unaware of this restriction so they did not advise in it, It is on that account that I had to cancel my onward travel to USA and return to Uganda this morning.”
He says the planned activities slated for this weekend will proceed.
“There are several NUP leaders who are already in the US including Hon. Zaake Francis, Hon. Kayemba Solo and Chairman Nyanzi. Other NUP leaders are also on their way to take part in the activities. I will also be part of the event virtually, together with a team of leaders who are not able to travel for one reason or another,” he said.
Kyagulanyi promised to make it to the US in the coming weeks for various interactions and events.
“I apologise for any inconveniences this may cause to all of you who anticipated my physical presence at the Convention and other events. In the coming weeks, I’ll definitely be able to come for various interactions and events,” kyagulanyi said.