By Andrew Visper
The confidential report of the presidential tripartite committee, authored February this year, has detailed how the bank of uganda (BoU) governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, personally recruited five senior staff without subjecting them to any interviews as required by law.
The staff who were externally recruited by Tummusiime-Mutebile are; Dr. Twinemanzi Tumubweinee (Executive Director Supervision), Mr. Valentine Ojangole ( Director Banking), Mr Edward Mugerwa (Director IT Operations Department), Ms. Kande Sabiiti (Procurement Assurance Manager/Director) and Dr. Natamba Bazinzi (Assistant Director Currency Administration in Currency Department).
The findings are as a result of investigation of allegations that Tumusiime-Mutebile recruited and promoted staff on February 7, 2018 without following the bankâ€™s procedures as well as the Constitution of Uganda. The allegations were made by some of BoU senior staff.
The confidential report was authored by the committee appointed by President Yoweri Museveni to investigate the allegations against Tumusiime-Mutebile, following a public spat between him and Justice Irene Mulyagonja, the Inspector General of Government (IGG) who had intervened after former Executive Director of Supervision, Justine Bagyenda, petitioned upon being sacked by Tumusiime-Mutebile without giving any clear reasons as he published a memo on February 7, 2018.
The committee members that authored the report include; Abdu Katuntu (MP) and Chairperson, Lady Justice Irene Mulyagonja Kakooza, Elijah Okupa (MP), Michael Tusiime (MP), David Makumbi (IG Staff), Justus Kareebi (IG Staff) and Sarah Birungi (IG Staff) and committee secretary