Ugandan president keeps governor’s role vacant

Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile
Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile
Bank of Uganda

Uganda‘s president Yoweri Museveni has failed to name a new central bank governor almost four months after the death of the long-serving incumbent.

The prolonged delay may reflect the nature of Uganda’s government, where technocratic concerns must compete with demands of loyalty to the president.

The Bank of Uganda has been without a permanent governor since January, when Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile died in a Nairobi hospital. Museveni had first appointed Tumusiime-Mutebile in 2001 and

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