KAMPALA– Uganda’s state House has finally made a statement on the trending news of Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi being appointed the Governor of the bank of Uganda.
Reports have from Friday July 29th been making rounds on social media that the former secretary general of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), has been appointed the governor of Uganda’s central bank.
Now the State House Deputy Press Secretary Faruk Kirunda has finished the claims terming them baseless rumors.
The BoU Governor position fell vacant in January 2022 after the death of Prof Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, who had held the position for many years.
For six months now, President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni has not appointed any replacement for Mutebile.
Kirunda said that President Museveni was yet to appoint a new Bank of Uganda governor.
“It is not true that H.E the President has appointed a new Governor, BOU,” said Kirunda on Saturday, July 30.
“In case such an appointment is made, the public will be informed through official channels.”
In February 2022, a senior political analyst told Ugandans not to be surprised if Amama Mbabazi replaces Museveni as president soon.