Sick BoU governor, Mutebile, flown to S.Africa




Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, the Governor of the Bank of Uganda, travelled to South Africa on May 8, 2015.

A week ago, the Governor, had briefly visited Nakasero hospital to receive medical attention because he was not feeling well.

Accordingly, he was admitted and treated for a few days.

Following the treatment, he improved and was recovering very well.

Therefore, the hospital discharged him to continue his recuperation at home.

The doctors also advised that during this rest, he seeks a full and thorough medical review; and referred him to South Africa.

Indeed, following that advice, the Governor is currently in South Africa for a medical review.

The Bank thanks the medical team at Nakasero hospital as well as everyone else who has extended generous support to the Governor.

“We wish him a complete recovery and a quick resumption of his duties at the Bank,” the central bank has said in a statement.

Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile PhD, is an economist and banker.

He is the Governor of Bank of Uganda, the central bank of Uganda.

He was first appointed to that position on 1 January 2001, and was re-appointed for a second five-year term on 1 January 2006.

In November 2010, he was re-appointed for a third five-year term, effective 12 January 2011.

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