House summons Kasaija over empty BoU deputy governor seat

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Members of Parliament have raised concern regarding the position of deputy governor of Bank of Uganda which is currently vacant.

Hon. Mawanda Micheal told Thursday plenary presided over by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga that the position of Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda has been vacant for some time yet it is very critical.

“The country needs an explanation on the efforts being made by government to fill this position,” Mawanda suggested.

The Igara County East Member of Parliament, raising on a matter of national importance, said he is currently working on the Bank of Uganda Amendment Bill 2019.

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“But madam speaker as I speak now, we don’t have a governor for the bank of Uganda. The position is vacant. Can government explain to me why they are not appointing a new person?”

This follows the expiry of former deputy BoU governor Louis Kasekende’s contract and consequent exit from the top leadership of the central bank.

Speaking on the matter, Kadaga summoned the minister of Finance Matia Kasaijja to appear before Parliament on next week on Thursday to explain to Parliament when they are appointing a new deputy governor.

Kadaga said that currently it’s only Bou Governor Tumusiime Mutebile taking on all the responsibilities yet he is supposed to have a deputy.

“I am concerned about this crisis,” she said, adding, “Therefore, I hereby order the minister of Finance to appear before Parliament to tell us when is the deputy governor going to be appointed.”

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