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Daily Monitor monitor.co.ug 26 Sep, 2021 06:45 am

Inside final days of Idi Amin’s chaotic expulsion of Asians

Inside final days of Idi Amin’s chaotic expulsion of Asians
In the initial stages of the 1972 economic war, Asians were in denial. They believed such mass expulsion was not possible. But not to the president Idi Amin

According to the book, To Those Who Have Died, Amin’s government took a census of the Asians in April 1972, resulting in the issuing of a special identity pass known as the Green Pass, without which any Asians movement was restricted.By the beginning of 1972, having stayed in power for one year, according to the book, Amin’s popularity had faded and he thought the best solution to redeem his image would be to offer goods and money to both his soldiers and civilians.You have milked the economy for too long,” went some songs, according to the book.According to the book, several Asians, including a young family of four, were shot dead in the city.

According to the book, To Those Who Have Died, the whole exercise soon turned out to be a chaotic business.On August 4, 1972, exactly 49 years last month, then president Idi Amin ordered all members of the Asian community to leave Uganda within three months, accusing them of economic sabotage, including acts such as tax evasion, corruption, and illegal dealings, among others.

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