The organising committee of the Golden Jubilee Uganda Reunion have cancelled the celebrations that were slated for October this year to mark 50 years of Independence in the wake of the Ebola scare.
The organisingcommittee of the Golden Jubilee Uganda Reunion have cancelled the celebrations that were slated for October this year to mark 50 years of independence in the wake of the Ebola scare.
Rajni Taylor, the Vice chairperson of the organizing committee, said the decision to cancel was taken after many of the delegates who had booked cancelled their bookings.
Uganda got bad publicity following the Ebola outbreak and we took a decision to cancel.
The four day golden jubilee reunion organized by the Indian Association was slated to attract Ugandans who had left the country during the successive Idi Amin, Obote II and the NRM government.
The celebrations were also meant to coincide with 40 years since Idi Amin ordered Indians out of the country.
Taylor says the celebrations were meant for the different persons to rekindle their memories of the country they once lived in.
The bookings had attracted Ugandans from Canada and United Kingdom but they have been cancelled, Taylor said adding they would make a full refund.
A notice cancelling the golden jubilee reunion signed by Sudhir Raparelia as chairman and Rajni Taylor has been put up on their website www.ugandareunion2012.com
Taylor says a decision was yet to be taken to move the celebrations to next year but a particular date is yet to be put.
During the retreat people were to tour and appreciate the changing Kampala and Mbale towns and also bring home children born after the troubled times of Uganda to reconnect with their history.
reunion called off