President Yoweri Museveni has intervened to resolve the dispute between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Finance over the management of Uganda's properties at Mombasa port.
Museveni has reportedly directed that the properties be reverted to foreign affairs following repeated demands by Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kutesa.
The Finance ministry has been reluctant to revert the management of the properties to Foreign affairs under unclear circumstances.
The properties are currently overseen by ministry of Finance but managed by Uganda Property Holdings limited, a government real estate firm.
Regional Cooperation Minister, Isaac Musumba confirms the President's directive but declined to comment further on the matter.
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Sam Kutesa told Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee last month that properties in Mombasa could be attached by courts if Uganda Property holdings limited was sued.
He says the property would be safer under his ministry because they would be accorded diplomatic immunity similar to that given embassies and missions abroad.
Finance State Minister in charge of General Duties, Fred Jachan Omach confirmed that negotiations are going on to resolve the controversy .
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Foreign Affairs Ministry has in the past pushed to have the properties under its control since it also manages most of the properties attached to embassies abroad.
Uganda Property Holdings Limited has constructed an in Land Car Depot in Mombasa to handle Ugandan bound vehicles.