Mps Ask United Nations not to take the regional office away from Uganda
Members of Parliament have overwhelming supported the motion requesting the United Nations to have their offices retained in Entebbe.
The United Nations recommended transferring UN Regional Service Center (RSC) in Entebbe to Kenya with the view of creating one-stop centre to streamline operations.
The motion was moved by Lwemiyaga county mp Theodore Ssekikubo and seconded by the Member of Parliament for Bubulo west Rose Mutonyi Masaba among others.
Ssekikubo told parliament that the centre needs to stay at Entebbe because it brings in the country about 30 million dollars per year in addition to services offered to their staff through usage of hotels, food among other items.
The Member of Parliament for mbale municipality Jack Wamai wamanga said that it’s not too late for Uganda to lobby UN and Kenya to have the base remain in Entebbe.
The member of parliament for Aruu county south Samuel Odonga otto said that the President should be urged to deliberate with the Kenyan president to withdraw their interest in hosting the UN service base.
The Prime Minister Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda said that the decision to move the base to Kenya has not been taken yet.