BOU Governor Mutebile (L) with Twinemanzi Tumubweine (R) next to him

A renowned journalist Arnold Mukose has dragged Attorney General and Bank of Uganda to court over the appointment of Dr. Tumubweine Twinemanzi as the Director of Supervision in the Central Bank.

In February 2018 Tumusiime-Mutebile made staff changes where he fired former executive director of supervision Justine Bagyenda and replaced her with Dr. Tumubweine Twinemanzi.

According to the Presidential Tripartite Committee, in February 2019, Mutebile unethically recruited new staff in a massive staff restructuring process that took place on February 7, 2018. The 10 member Committee led by Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu that was instituted by President Yoweri Museveni found out that Mutebile flouted procedures in the recruitment of top directors and managers.

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However, the committee in its probe observed that whereas Dr. Tumubweine claims to have obtained a first class degree, he got a pass degree which is below the required minimum qualification for the position of Executive Director in charge of Bank Supervision.

Mr. Mukose wants the court to declare the appointment and confirmation of Twinemanzi null and void.

“Mutebile’s decision to appoint Twinemanzi as the Director of Supervision without board resolution before 24 August 2020 contravened section 28 (1) of the bank of Uganda Act and therefore all the process was inconsistent with the law, procedurally irregular, illegal, null and void,” reads in part of the petition.

He also wants the court to order for termination of Twinemanzi’s appointment letter and the Bank of Uganda take all lawful, credible, transparent and proper action to source and recruit a qualified person to the office of the executive director in charge of supervision in the Bank of Uganda.

The journalist wants the Court to issue an injunction restraining BOU from implementing or otherwise using the impugned advice of the attorney general.

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