The Civil Aviation Authority of Uganda has advised Ugandans expected to welcome back Mr Edrisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo to wait until his two weeks Quarantine period has elapsed.
Kenneth Otim, the Principal Public Affairs Officer of the Aviation body said on Friday night that well as it is regrettable, Ugandans will only rub shoulders with after he is proved safe and COVID 19 free.
Hundreds of Ugandans on Friday evening stormed Entebbe International Airport expecting to welcome back Uganda’s finnest artist only to be sent away by authorities since Eddy Kenzo was expected to arrive, aboard Uganda Airlines from Abidjan city of Ivory Coast late in the night after the curfew had started. Several parties had been organized for the artist.
“Most of them hadn’t even followed the standard operating procedures put in place by the Ministry of Health,” says an Aviation Security officer at the airport.
Only two flights were scheduled to return on Friday evening. One from Doha with returning Ugandans from Qatar and the other that had Kenzo was expected at 21:00 hours Ugandan time.
However, the aircraft was delayed since it had to pick residents from Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Cameroon.
“It also had to refuel before returning.”
Upon arrival, the 57 passengers including Eddy Kenzo aboard the aircraft were ushered into the Arrivals and immigration section of Entebbe Airport before being take for Quarantine.
Kenzo thanked Government of Uganda for bringing him back home.
The head of Public Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Amb Alfred Nnam said government is committed to repatriating all stranded citizens abroad for as long as they “follow guidelines laid down for repatriation on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the different Ugandan embassies abroad.”
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