COSASE wants Mutebile to resign or be sacked

Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises wants the Governor Bank of Uganda Prof Emanuel Mutebile to resign or be relieved of his duties.

The committee in its recommendations to parliament wants Mutebile to be held personally responsible for allegedly acting outside the law and giving financial guarantees to investors in the roads sector without the approval of the House.

The committee Chaired by Bugweri County MP Abdul Katuntu also wants the State Minister for Finance Gabriel Ajedra to be sacked over allegations of “influence peddling’ in the award of contracts to contractors.

COSASE yesterday submitted part of its probe findings that exposed gross rot in several government enterprises including the Uganda National Roads Authority, Uganda Railways Corporation and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, among others.

Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa asked parliament to allow government to take action on all parties involved before any such drastic action can be considered.