Former Bank of Uganda executive director Justine Bagyenda filed a request before the parliament’s Committee on commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprise (COSASE) to return her passport to enable her arrange for her Christmas trip outside the country.
Justine Bagyenda’s passport was confiscated by COSASE after she disrespected the committee, when it assumed her to be answerable to irregularities surrounding 7 Commercial Banks closed and sold during her time in office earlier this month.
The confiscation of Bagyenda’s passport followed a time when she suddenly made a trip to attend the International Trauma Summit in Houston (USA) at the time she was very much needed by the committee to answer questions.
While she was away, the committee learnt that Bagyenda was an icon in all operations and irregularities of these Banks since she was the supervisor at a time these commercial Banks were closed, since 1993 to 2016.
They include; Crane Bank, National Bank of Commerce, Global Trust Bank, Greenland Bank, International Credit Bank, Teefe Trust Bank and Uganda Cooperative Bank.
Meanwhile, on Friday Abdul Kantuntu the chairperson of the committee informed its members that; he got a request letter from Miss. Bagyenda appealing to the committee to allow her repossess her passport.
“It is addressed to the chairperson and say this is to request you to release the above mentioned passport which I deposited with the OC CID Parliament on December 3 to enable me arrange my Christmas holiday travels outside the country. This is the other letter which I’m yet to take a decision”, Kantuntu explaining to the committee.
But after he stated the above statement Kantuntu informed the committee that, without Bagyenda they cannot hold meetings concerning this matter because Bagyenda is a prime character in the matter.
Noting that all transactions of these closed Banks were conducted in her office
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