BoU currency director Malinga charged, given Shs40m bail

Charles Malinga at court

Anti-Corruption Court on Tuesday charged Bank of Uganda Director of Currency Charles Malinga with offenses related to inclusion of unauthorised cargo on an exclusive government chartered plane.

He is charged with failure to ensure that the printed material was supplied by Obetur Fiducaire as per the contractual terms.

It’s alleged that Malinga neglected to perform his duty of contract management between Bank of Uganda and France, when he failed to ensure that the materials supplied were delivered as per the terms of the said contract.

Charles Malinga [L] at Anti-Corruption Court today [Photo credit Eagle Online]

Appearing before Grade One Magistrate Abert Asiimwe, Malinga denied the charges. He was released on Shs40m cash bail.

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Last week, Francis Kakeeto 36, Mbale Branch manager and his assistant Fred Vito Wanyama, 42, were charged with corruption and abuse of office.

They have also been released on bail.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Mike Chibita, said the pair was assigned by their employer (BOU) to carry out a pre-shipment inspection of printed currency in France but in abuse of their respective offices allowed inclusion of unauthorized cargo on a chartered plane.

Malinga greets his juniors Kakeeto and Wanyama in court

The [now three] suspects are facing a charge of corruption in which they are said to have corruptly neglected to perform their duties by failing to report unauthorized cargo on a plane fully chartered by Bank of Uganda.

Prosecution adds that the three allegedly committed the offenses on April 26, 2019 between France, Belgium and Entebbe International Airport in Uganda.



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