BoU Probe: Bagyenda To Appear On Monday

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The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises COSASE has granted a request by former Bank of Uganda BOU Executive Director Supervision, Justine Bagyenda to appear on Monday next week.

The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has granted a request by former Bank of Uganda (BOU) Executive Director Supervision, Justine Bagyenda to appear on December 3rd.

This is the second time the committee chaired by Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu is extending summons to Bagyenda.
 
She was initially expected to appear before COSASE on November 27th, but through her lawyers under Kirunda Wesige & Co Advocates requested to be away since she was traveling from the USA. He lawyer Robert Kirunda then indicated that she has flown out of the country to attend the International Trauma Summit in Houston at the invitation of the World Federation of Mental Health.  

However, the committee then gave her an extension of two days to appear today with Katuntu saying that an arrest warrant would be issued if she failed to turn up.  
After failing to appear before the committee today,  Katuntu noted that he had received another letter from Kirunda Wesige & Co Advocates indicating that Bagyenda is set to depart Houston Texas on November 30th and arrive at Entebbe Airport on December 2nd.
 

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Katuntu disagreed with the lawyers to keep Bagyenda's travel details in confidence as requested in the letter.  

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He granted Bagyenda's request for the committee to extend her summons to Monday noting that an air ticket had been attached on the letter together with a receipt of payment for the ticket.  

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Katuntu however said that failure for Bagyenda to appear on Monday as requested would result to an arrest warrant being issued.

Bagyenda's presence before the committee is crucial according to Katuntu who has steered committee proceedings that have lately been unsuccessful in obtaining key progressive reports on the liquidation of assets of closed banks.  

 

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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.