The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hilary Onek has blamed inflated refugee figures on some Ugandans registering as refugees as well as flaws in the old biometric verification system.
This follows a recent joint verification exercise by the Office of the Prime Minister and the UN High Commission for Refugees that revealed over 300,000 ghost refugees.
Addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Centre this morning, minister Onek said they have used a new comprehensive verification system that has produced what they now believe are the actual refugee numbers:
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