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Tumusiime Emmanuel Mutebile, 72, dies. FILE PHOTO

Uganda Broadcasting Corporation reported on its Twitter account that Uganda central bank governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile died at the age of 72.

Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda, Micheal Atingi-Ego, announced earlier today that Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile died at the Nairobi Hospital this morning.

Mutebile was admitted to Nairobi Hospital after collapsing due to complications related to diabetes on Sunday, December 31, 2021. He had been in and out of hospitals in recent years for similar issues.

Mrs Betty Amooti Mutebile is the wife of Emmanuel Mutebile.

Since 2001, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile has been the Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Uganda. He was reappointed to serve another term of office by 2021.

The statehouse appointed Mutebile deputy principal secretary in 1979; he later became a senior economist in 1981 and a chief economist in 1984.

When Mutebile became governor in 2001, he had served as secretary to the Treasury from 1992 to 2001.

Professor Mutebile was a visiting professor at Makerere University’s Department of Economics before his death, and he was the chancellor of the International University of East Africa (IUEA, established in 2011.

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 served as a consultant to multilateral and regional organizations, such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of East and Central Africa.

As part of his career, he has also worked with the UK Department for International Development, the North-South Institute in Canada, and the governments of Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Eritrea, and Nepal.