Friday, May 6, 2011

Diaspora Ugandans send home US$778m

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BY JUMAH SSENYONGA

Ugandan households received about US$778 million in personal remittances from friends and relatives working abroad in 2009, a senior official of Bank of Uganda ha said. Kenneth Egesa, an assistant director in the central bank, said that the remittances were received in cash and items.

Egesa said that the figure was obtained after an annual survey on personal remittances and transfers based on information from banks and international money transfer agents. A new survey

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