KAMPALA — Parliament’s appointments committee has approved the appointment of Dr. Michael Atingi-Ego as new Central Bank Deputy Governor.
In a letter to President Museveni, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga said her committee which vetted Dr Atingi-Ego found him suitable for the job.
“Pursuant of article 161 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament of Uganda, the appointments Committee has interacted with the above named person [Dr Atingi-Ego] and found him suitable and therefore approved his appointment as deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda,” Speaker Kadaga wrote in all letter dated April 7.
Dr Atingi-Ego was recently appointed by President Museveni after the Central Bank Board of Directors had unanimously selected the Director of Research at the Bank, Dr Adam Mugume, to perform the duties of the Deputy Governor.
At the time of his appointment, Atingi-Ego was currently the Executive Director of Macroeconomics and Financial Management, Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa, based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
He earlier served at the Bank of Uganda as the Executive Director of research and also served at the International Monetary Fund in 2008 as Deputy Director of the African Department (AFR).
Atingi-Ego is also a seasoned economic policy official.
He obtained his first degree from Makerere University, a Master’s degree from the Cardiff Business School, University of Wales and a PhD from Liverpool University.