BoU Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile.

 

Makerere University has today launched the Emmanuel Mutebile Chair and the Mutebile Centre of Excellence.

An alumnus of Makerere, Prof Mutebile, who is the Governor of Bank of Uganda, has played an important role in development in Uganda during his over 30 year public service record.

And speaking at the launch held at the university, Prof Mutebile said he was happy with the achievements of the government, Makerere University and Makerere University Private Sector Forum, over the years.

He reiterated that the Central Bank will soon reconstitute the Financial Development Committee to enhance financial sector development by harnessing the power of public –private partnerships.

“One way to stimulate financial sector development is to bring together the key financial sector players so as to identify the gaps, propose, and implement the requisite interventions in a systematic manner,” he said, adding that the committee will comprise of representatives from the financial sector and the government.

The Governor noted that Uganda had consistently been recording some of the best economic growth rates in East and Central Africa.

Prof Mutebile also hailed the Makerere University Private Sector Forum, saying the Forum now has new high profile persons who will be announced soon, determined to give the Forum renewed support.

“I must state that government has shown new willingness to become a full partner in all the Forum’s endeavours,” Mutebile said adding: “the presence of His Excellency on this launch speaks a lot for itself.”

The Mutebile Chair and Mutebile Centre of Excellence is the brainchild of the Makerere Private Sector Forum, and the launch today recognized and celebrated the achievements that Makerere University and the government have registered over the last 45 years.

“To me it is a new challenge and opportunity to rededicate myself to serve Makerere University and the country,” Prof Mutebile said.

An accomplished Economist and Scholar, Prof Mutebile has severally been recognized, with one of his notable awards being the African Central Bank Governor for several years since 2011.