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Mutebile Explains Why He Asked Nakalema To Probe BoU Saga

Uganda’s Central Bank Governor has revealed that he asked the State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate the money saga in the bank after an anomaly.

Mutebile’s explanation is contained in a statement issued on Friday, a day after the unit led by Lt Col Edith Nakalema raided Bank of Uganda (BoU) and arrested officials involved in a recent suspicious procurement consignment.

Mutebile explains that the BoU staff noticed an anomaly in April with a particular consignment forcing him to invite Nakalema to investigate the matter.

In his statement, he has reassured the public of the Central Bank’s maintained integrity and that they are working with relevant authorities to bring the matter to a ‘logical conclusion.’

Earlier, Nakalema issued a statement saying Mutebile had invited her unit to probe the anomaly that led to the arrest of BoU senior staff on Thursday evening.

“The State House Anti-Corruption Unit acting under article 99 (4) of the Constitution of Uganda in liaison with the Criminal Investigation Directorate of the Police, acting under Article 120 (3) (a) and in conjunction with Bank of Uganda is carrying out a special investigation on a matter pertaining to the Bank’s procurement and supply chain activities,” a statement signed by the head of the unit Lt. Col Edith Nakalema.

Her statement added, “The matter under investigation invokes a recent procurement consignment. A number of senior bank personnel, customs and civil aviation Authority personnel are being questioned. Bank of Uganda operations remain intact and uninterrupted.”

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