The leader of National Unity Platform (NUP) Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has launched a fundraising drive to assist Ugandans who are stuck in detention centers in Dubai and other Arab countries.
The musician cum politician last week traveled to the United Arab Emirate where he reportedly planned to hold a charity concert whose proceeds would be used to support some of the Ugandan migrant workers.
Unfortunately the charity concert was cancelled under unclear reasons.
Uganda’s Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate in Dubai estimate there are about 10,000 Ugandans spread across the Emirates.
Speaking during a news conference in Kampala, Kyagulanyi said they have put in place numbers through which Ugandans can make a contribution towards this noble cause.
“The fundraising drive will run for one week after which we shall use the resources to repatriate our people,”he said.
Kyagulanyi donated Shs10 million towards the cause , calling upon Ugandans to join him in this initiative.
“We are undertaking a one-week campaign as the National Unity Platform in order to raise money for the cause,”he said.
At the same event , Kyagulanyi was joined by three recent victims of abductions and torture who each narrated the humiliation and torture they went through.
Kyagulanyi condemned the rampant abductions and the trial of civilians in military courts.
“I charged our leaders, especially the religious and cultural leaders, as well as journalists to speak out against the terrible, horrific abductions of our people,”he said.