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Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa. Courtesy photo

UN Ditches Move to Shift Regional Base From Uganda

On Tuesday, Finance minister Matia Kasaija told Parliament that government is equally concerned about reports that UN intended to shift its base from Kampala and relocate to Nairobi.
posted onMay 10, 2018
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By Kampala Post Reporter

KAMPALA. The United Nations Regional Services Centre (RSCE) in Entebbe will remain in place, the Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa has told the government owned New Vision.

The minister, speaking to the newspaper from Cairo, Egypt on Thursday reportedly said that the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has written to President Yoweri Museveni giving assurances that Uganda will continue to host the RSCE.

The decision follows President Yoweri Museveni's letter to the UN Secretary General.

On Tuesday, Finance minister Matia Kasaija told Parliament that government is equally concerned about reports that UN intended to shift its base from Kampala and relocate to Nairobi.

Kasaija said that President Museveni had intervened and consequently written to the New York City based UN Headquarters to reverse their pending move.  UN Regional Service Center in Entebbe coordinates several peacekeeping missions in Africa.

“Government is handling this matter with the seriousness it deserves. The President has already written to the UN in the strongest terms possible showing credentials that Uganda has got. So, we are putting up a spirited fight to ensure that this centre remains to us,” Kasaija said.

READ MORE:  Museveni Writes to UN Over Entebbe Base Transfer

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