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New BoU Deputy Governor Holed Up In US, To Be Vetted Via Teleconferencing

Michael Atingi-Ego

The newly appointed Bank of Uganda (BoU) Deputy Governor, Dr. Michael Atingi-Ego (pictured) is currently holed up in United States of America and therefore will be vetted by Parliament’s Appointments Committee using teleconferencing.

Atingi-Ego was set to appear before the Appointments Committee this morning, but sources on the committee revealed that Atingi-Ego remains holed up in America following the outbreak of the deadly Coronovirus and later closure of Uganda’s airspace by President Yoweri Museveni, who announced a ban on passenger flights into Uganda as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 into Uganda.

Last month, President Museveni named Atingi-Ego  as the new BOU Deputy Governor,  replacing Dr Louis Kasekende whose contract elapsed in January 2020 and wasn’t renewed.

Dr Michael Atingi-Ego is Deputy Director, Africa Department at IMF. Also served as Executive Director for Research at Bank of UgandaHolds: BSc, Econ (MUK), MSc, Econ, (Cardiff Business Sch, University of Wales, UK) and PhD, Econ (Liverpool University), 1996.

It should be recalled that Parliament invited a group of nominees by President Museveni for vetting and these include; Commissioner of Uganda Prisons Johnson Byabashaija whose contract was renewed as well as James Mwanje, Deputy Commissioner Prisons.

High Court Judge, Jane Frances Abodo, who was recently named as the Director of Public Prosecution replacing Mike Chibita who was named Supreme Court judge is also expected to appear before the Committee for vetting.

The Parliament’s Appointments Committee is also expected to vet members of the Leadership Code Tribunal including: Karugonjo Segawa Irene as Chairperson, former political flop Asuman Kiyingi who was consoled with post as Deputy Chairperson of the Tribunal.

The others members on the Tribunal include: Jane Okelowange, Didas Bakunzi Mufasha and Joyce Nakunga.

Parliament’s Appointments Committee is headed by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, with Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah coming in as her deputy. The Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol is also a member of that Committee and other MPs.

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