The former Undersecretary of United Nations (UN), Olara Otunnu has this afternoon received a Ugandan Passport, that has eluded him for the past 23 years.
Otunu who also served as Uganda's foreign Minister Permanent Representative to the UN, did not hide his joy saying the passport will confirm to the international community that he is a Ugandan citizen.
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Otunu who is a strong critic of President Yoweri Musevenim, still claims his past efforts to secure a Ugandan passport were frustrated by Museveni.
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Otunu who has been touring the country since his return last month says he may sue government for denying him the passport.
Otunu is leaving Uganda this evening for Istanbul Turkey to attend a conference and later travel to London and New York.
He says his acquisition of a passport means he can regularly return home.
Internal Affairs Minister, Ali Kirunda KIvejinja and his Deputy, Matia Kasaijja could not be reached to respond on why government took long to issue Otunu with an ordinary Ugandan passport after he returning the Diplomatic passport.