Entertainers John Blaq, Geosteady, Fille, Patrick Salvador, Kenneth Mugabi, Naira Ali will not be part of the 2019 UNAA Convention in the United States.
The group was denied visas to the United States.
This website understands the US embassy is skeptical about their real intentions of travel.
In fact, going forward it will not come easy to get a visa to the states, especially if one is going for the UNAA Convention.
The embassy, an insider tells us, has realized that many Ugandans who go to America through the convention disappear in the US.
Now there’s fear this is a growing trendwhich is not about to stop.
This is the reason the artistes had been denied visas.
Over 2000 Ugandans are expected to attend the 31st Uganda North American Association (UNAA) convention slated for August 29 to September 1 in Chicago.
According to the organisers, over 500 Ugandans have so far registered for the conference.
Julius Kabugu, the director of communication at UNAA told media that this year’s event will run on the theme, “Cultural Diversity & Economic Empowerment: Creating a Stronger Diaspora Community.”
UNAA is the biggest official association of Ugandans in the Diaspora. It is also the largest single travel weekend by Ugandans visiting North America.
The event will be characterised with cultural meetings, a business expo among others.
Only Jose Chameleone is the confirmed performer with a visa.