Uganda Broadcasting Corporation announced on its Twitter account that Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, the governor of Uganda’s central bank, has died at 72.
KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA (https://lifestyleuganda.com/) — The national broadcaster Uganda Broadcasting Corporation announced on Twitter that Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, the governor of the Uganda central bank, died on Sunday, aged 72.
The announcement follows that of Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda, Michael Atingi-Ego, who said Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile died at Nairobi Hospital on Sunday morning.
On Sunday, December 31, 2021, Mutebile was admitted to Nairobi Hospital following a collapse caused by complications related to diabetes. He had been in and out of hospitals in recent years due to the same problems.
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Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile has served as the Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Uganda since 2001, and he was recently reappointed to the Central Bank for another term of office in 2021.
At the statehouse, Mutebile was appointed deputy principal secretary to the president in 1979, then rose to the senior economist in 1981, and then was named the chief economist in 1984.
Mutebile was Secretary of Treasury from 1992 until 2001 when he became Governor of the Bank of Uganda.
Before his death, Mutebile worked as a visiting professor in the department of economics at Makerere University. He also served as the chancellor of the International University of East Africa (IUEA), which was founded in 2011.
During his tenure as Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury in the ministry of finance, planning, and economic development, Mutebile was instrumental in implementing the Economic Reform Program that brought Uganda out of the economic crisis of the 1970s and 1980s and into sound economic performance.
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While serving as the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury in the ministry of finance, planning, and economic development, Mutebile spearheaded the economic reform program that returned Uganda to sound economic performance after the 1970s and 1980s economic crises.
Additionally, he has worked as a consultant for multilateral and regional organizations including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of East and Central Africa.
Also among his career highlights are his work with the UK Department for International Development, the North-South Institute in Canada, and governments in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Eritrea, and Nepal.