Caesar Draecabo, the chairperson for Uganda Chamber of Commerce Arua city notes that farmers in the region have been denied opportunities to venture into commercial agriculture due to failure to secure the affordable loans under the Agricultural Credit Facility financing.
In his petition that is copied to the BoU legal department and ‘received’ at the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs on Tuesday, Ntale notes that "the delay or refusal to appoint the governor violates the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, which provides for the constitution of the BOU Board".
Micheal Atingi-Ego, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda told the finance committee of Parliament that the money remained outstanding at the end of 2021, mainly because the government could not raise sufficient revenue to clear the securities that had been held to maturity during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
The Deputy Governor was appearing before Parliament’s Committee on Finance, where he presented a statement on the state of Uganda’s economy with reference to the inflation, development, debt sustainability and the macro-economic outlook.
Nelson Bbosa, an expert in Non-Banking financial institutions at BoU, says that the BoU wants all money changers to come under regulations and if they are small to meet requirements, they should form associations.
The decision made on Friday by Supreme Court Justice Professor Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza follows a disagreement that has been on for six months between the Bank of Uganda and Sudhir Ruparelia on whether the final order that needs to be enforced should also reflect that the bank is reverted back to the businessman.
Nkojo died in November 2020 in Virginia, USA after being ill. Nkojo served as Central Bank Governor from May 1979 to September 1980, replacing Charles Nyonyintono Kikonyogo’s first brief stint at the helm of the bank. He had been working with the World Bank in Washington DC, USA.
The officials appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court on May 2nd, 2019 for causing the bank a financial loss of more than Shillings 4 billion meant for different services and supplies involving Compulynx Uganda Limited, which was supposed to offer e-banking related services.
After ordering the refund through the interface the ministry shares with the bank, Bigirimana notes that he authorizes BoU to send it to Stanbic Bank with which they have a Memorandum of Understanding and it's the one that sends the refund to people's mobile money numbers which are supposed to be registered in the applicants real names.
The trio has been in court for having allowed the inclusion of unauthorized cargo on a plane chartered by Bank of Uganda on its way between France, Belgium and Entebbe International Airport on April 26 2019.
According to Odoi in his affidavit URN has seen, unless court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which the application shall be made, one cannot file such after three months after a decision has been taken.
Atingi-Ego together with the BOU Legal Counsel Margaret Kaggwa Kasule had today appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to respond to the proposed Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020 introduced by Igara East MP, Michael Mawanda.
While scrutinising the Budget Framework Paper for the 2021/2022 financial year, MPs queried the allocation of another Shillings 481 billion towards the recapitalization of Bank of Uganda (BoU) for the second consecutive year.
The Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update issued by Moses Kaggwa, the Acting Director Economic Affairs says that the approved and disbursed loans led to a cumulative stock of 17.221 trillion in September, 2020.
Bank of Uganda in April 2020 granted permission to all banking institutions to provide credit relief through the restructuring of loans of both corporate and individual customers who were or would be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Central Bank Quarterly Financial Stability Review report, the Banking Sector remained adequately capitalized to absorb emerging shocks and that the capital increase was largely boosted by an improvement in aggregate profitability.