KAMPALA – The Parliament’s Appointments Committee is set to hold a teleconference session for the vetting of the appointed Bank of Uganda Deputy Governor, Michael Atiangi-Ego who is currently out of the country.
Sources on the committee revealed that Atiangi-Ego remains held up in the United States of America following the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus 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 the virus into the country.
Atiangi-Ego was named to replace Louis Kasekende whose contract elapsed in January 2020.
Last weekIt, 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.