KAMPALA — Parliament’s Appointments Committee will Friday March 12 vet Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile for another term as Governor of Bank of Uganda and Martin Okoth Ochola for another term as inspector General of Police (IGP).
Prof. Mutebile was in January re-appointed as the governor of Bank of Uganda for a fifth five-year term.
The 71-year-old is expected to appear before the parliament’s appointment’s committee for approval today.
Mutebile was first appointed governor in 2001.
Officials on Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises had recently warned of serious repercussions if the governance issues between Mutebile and his juniors at BoU were not solved.
The President also recently re-appointed Ochola as (IGP) for another three-year term, placing him at the helm of the country’s law and order agency until 2021.
Article 213 of the 1995 Constitution provides that the Inspector General of Police and his deputy shall be appointed by the President with the approval of Parliament.
In the letter copied to Internal Affairs minister Gen. Jeje Odongo, the President also indicated he was attaching the officers’ curriculum vitae for the requisite parliamentary approval.