Banyarwanda are part of Uganda’s indigenous tribes! Council for ‘Abavandimwe’ reminds the govt on issues of citizenry

Published: 15/Mar/2021
Source: PML Daily (Kampala)

KAMPALA – The Council for Abavandimwe, commonly known to most people as Banyarwanda have on Monday 15, March come out make clarifications and an appeal to some of the Ugandan Authorities; on issues of citizenry, and access of official documents, in “our own country Uganda.”

According to them, right from the 1900 National Census done by the British Colonial Government, the Banyarwanda have always been part of this country’s [Uganda] indigenous tribes.

“This fact, is indeed not known to so many people. By the mere fact that the name of our tribe, links us with the neighboring country, to so many people; they are mistaken to think we are foreigners. However, there are those, who deliberately use this as a weapon of segregation.”

They say, this, overtime, has caused these Ugandans, under the flagship of the name ‘Banyarwanda’ to be segregated and treated like non-Ugandans.

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Themes: Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, ID Documents and Passports, Statelessness
Regions: Uganda
Year: 2021