Is Uganda safe for Indians? Are you an Indian planning to travel to Uganda for a safari, holiday, honeymoon, visit or rather work but worried about your safety in the country? Uganda is a very safe country for Indians and everyone else and you shouldn’t resist to pay it a visit at any cost. Ugandans are very welcoming to all nationals and will definitely do the same for you especially if you are a tourist and besides, everyone here minds their own business and won’t be concerned much about however long you stay in the country.
Despite the safety, Uganda has a very dark past for Indians because of the 1972 incident that saw former president, the late Iddi Amin Dada expel all Indians (approximately 80,000 indians) from the country to gain ownership of their property and businesses in claims that they were milking the economy. Very many Indians fled the country during this period and some who couldn’t afford means back home had to take their lives in fear of being executed. This has never left the hearts of Indians till now and has a few worried. This is not the case at the moment because current president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has managed to patch all that and cover the wounds that were left in the hearts of many Indians ever since he stepped foot in power (1986).
Uganda currently has the highest percentage of citizens who are Indians. in fact, Indians make up the biggest percentage of foreigners in the country of which most of them have gone ahead to bear kids with Ugandan nationals. The shocker is the fact that the richest man in Uganda and East Africa, Sudhir Ruparelia is an Indian with a lot of property and investments in the country.
There are how many Indians in Uganda? So many indians live in Uganda and like said previously, they dominate the biggest percentage of foreigners apparently. The numbers are big.
Are there jobs in Uganda for Indians? Uganda is a very free country and one thing i have noticed is they won’t discriminate you even during interviews for as long as you have appropriate academic papers. I would say Indians are not so selfish and usually help each other implicating chances are high that a fellow indian will help you get employment. However, i recommend carrying at least 100,000 Rupees to enable you start a descent business that should earn you at least 10,000 Rupees monthly as a backup.
Are there people of Ugandan Indian residence in Uganda? There are so plenty but hard to find. Most of them live in Old Kampala, Mengo and Bakuli. i personally have a few friends who are of the same residence.
Are there Indian schools in Uganda? Indian schools are one of the best schools though most of them focus on Cambridge. There are so many Indian schools in Uganda and some of them include; Kampala Parents School, Nakasero Primary School, Kampala International School Uganda (KISU), Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU), Victoria University plus many others.
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Is there Indian food in Uganda? So many restaurants in Uganda offer specifically Indian food. Not just one or two but plenty of them. If you like eating Pakora, Saag paneer, Tandoori chicken, Chana masala, Chicken korma and the likes then i guarantee you will find all this food in Uganda.
How about Indian companies in Uganda. There are so many Indian companies in Uganda and most of them date as far as 1960 before the 1972 expulsion. More companies have gone ahead to be opened up by Indians and there are doing quite well. Sudhir himself has hundreds of companies, businesses and property dispersed all over Uganda most especially within Kampala. His previous bank investment, Crane Bank that recently got purchased by DFCU has over 50 branches all over the country. I would say Indians are great entrepreneurs and i myself have landed across a number of them who have managed to build very successful businesses in the country.
How is Indians life in Uganda? So many Indians live in the country and majority of them run businesses such as cosmetic shops, jewelry shops, fabric shops, supermarkets and so on. The percentage is dominated by Indians from Gujarat implicating you are likely to find so much of a glimpse of Gujarati culture in this country.
Have any other questions? Simply drop a comment below and i guarantee you will get the best answer from me otherwise, if anyone told you Uganda is unsafe for Indians then you have all your answers in this article. Indians not only visit Uganda for safaris BUT also live here, run businesses and have families here. And besides, the fact that Museveni will not be President forever doesn’t mean anything either because it is very uncertain that any future leaders will use the same approach as Idi Amin’s did in 1972. Planning a visit to Uganda for a safari? I managed to list down some of the best safari companies in Uganda that will plan for you a memorable trip. I also came up with a guide to help you book your safari with less hustle.