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High Commission visits British community in Arua

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Consul and Vice Consul engage with British residents in Uganda’s North West

From 23 to 24 February, HM Consul Samuel Paice and Vice Consul Chris Majugo visited Arua, a town 270 miles North West of Kampala. They met the British Consular Warden in Arua, Catherine Asiki. They also gave presentations - on consular services and assistance, crisis preparedness and recent changes to consular procedures - to British Nationals living in Arua and the surrounding area. Members of the British community attending the presentations took the opportunity to ask questions about the role of the High Commission and support available to British Nationals in Uganda. On the evening of 24 February, the Consul and Vice Consul hosted a dinner for the British community in Arua.

Arua visit
HM Consul Samuel Paice (L) and British Consular Warden Catherine Asiki (R) with other British residents in Arua.

British nationals in Arua are engaged in a range of activities that support Uganda’s development, including in the medical, education and agricultural sectors. The Consul took the opportunity of his visit to find out more about the work the UK is doing in Arua.

Arua is close to the both the DRC and South Sudan borders, and the town and its region have seen an influx of refugees from both countries in recent years, related to conflict and civil unrest on the other side of the border.