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Verification finds over 350,000 ghost refugees in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda with the support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has concluded a comprehensive exercise to verify the identities of all refugees and asylum-seekers in the country, using enhanced biometric tools. According to the verification figures released Thursday, the number of refugees …

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Recruit Residents, Onek tells UN Agencies and Partners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It makes no sense for the United Nations and its humanitarian partners not to recruit locals in refugee hosting districts, especially for jobs which do not require higher skills. This is the position of Hillary Onek, the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, on …

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Onek defends relocation of refugees from Israel to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The relocation of rejected African refugees from Israel to Uganda is a normal process, according to Hillary Onek, the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees. Addressing the media in Kampala, Onek said the move by Uganda to receive 500 Eritrean and Sudanese refugees rejected …

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7,000 ‘Ghosts’ found in Nakivale refugee settlement – Onek

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ongoing verification of refugees and asylum seekers has unearthed 7,000 ghosts in Nakivale refugee settlement in western Uganda. According to the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hillary Onek, of the figure of 16,000 refugees and asylum seekers that some unscrupulous government officials …

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Museveni pays tribute to Tito Okello

President Museveni paid tribute to former President General Tito Okello Lutwa who led the country from July 1985- January 1986. Museveni attended a memorial service at Lapana village in Kitgum district where he praised Okello saying they had a good working relationship which they used to lay foundations for the …

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Bahati, Onek on appointments committee to vet ministers

The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has nominated Ndorwa West MP David Bahati and Lamwo County’s Hilary Onek among to the Parliament’s Appointments Committee. Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama Wednesday released a list of 20 MPs as the NRM party’s representatives to the committee. The Committee is mandated to approve …

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