Illegal migrants have just two weeks to register and meet legal requirements to stay and do business in South Sudan, the government has disclosed.
According to Sources from the Business Union, a South Sudanese commerce body, over one million Ugandans are residing in South Sudan.
85% of Ugandan nationals who are residing in South Sudan entered the country without legal documents and they have not obtained work permits either, the Director-General of Immigration, Lt Gen Atem Marol Biar said.
Millions of South Sudanese who fled the conflict in their country are also living in Uganda as refugees.
In a bid to foster economic and political integration between South Sudan and Ugandan, the two countries in October last year scrapped visa fees as requirements for their nationals to enter each other’s territory.
It is not clear what measures migrants who do not register will face.