thumb http://danceexchange.org/wp-includes/class-pop3.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>“It is every government’s responsibility to ensure that its citizens abroad received fair judgment and treatment in case of any illegality committed, salve but this wasn’t the case by Ugandan government which did little to have the unfortunate Ugandans saved from execution,” lamented Okello Lucima, the party spokesperson while addressing journalists at the party headquarters in Kampala.
Andrew Ham Ngobi, 39, and Omer Ddamulira were executed on June 25, in the city of Guangzhou over possession of cocaine worth $2.6m (sh6.6b) and their bodies were later cremated.
Lucima said the execution of these two is indicative of lack of serious efforts by the Ugandan government to explore all possible means to save its citizens despite the bilateral agreements between the two countries.
“We have noted with concern that as for now 22 other Ugandans are jailed in China for life and over 250 Ugandan girls encapsulated in Kuwait and the Ugandan government is still not bothered,” Lucima expressed anger.
Lucima noted that it is so unfortunate that Ugandans who are just being used as couriers are dying at the expense of criminal drug dealers and yet government cannot dig deep, find them and push them out of the country.
“Due to the countries porous borders with permissive immigration policies, many international drug dealers have established their bases in the country recruiting poor Ugandan youth due to high unemployment levels.”
However, Ugandans have been advised to shun the act of drug trafficking as more other Ugandans are still held over the same yet to serve heavy and similar sentence.
It is noted that currently, 23 more Ugandans face another round of executions, and another 24 serving life in jail over drug trafficking in China. More 28 await sentencing.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has same note warned Ugandans who have a tendency of travelling abroad to indulge in criminal activities such as drugs and human trafficking.
“The Ministry wishes to emphasize that such actions are criminal and attract punitive measures including death,” said the Ministry spokesperson,