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  1. Dr. Atingi’s appointment is vital to the efficient running and decision making for the country’s Finance regulator especially now, as the Government stammers through an abstract economic plan for COVID-19.
Dr. Michael Atingi-Engo. The new Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda.

President Museveni today [Sunday 29th March, 2020] appointed Dr. Michael Atingi-Engo as the new Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda, to replace Dr Louis Kasekende, whose contract expired recently.

In the new appointments made by President Museveni, he announced that: “I have also appointed Dr Michael Atingi-Ego as the new Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda. I have forwarded his name to Parliament for vetting.”

The President has also appointed Mr. John Musinguzi Rujoki as the new Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) with immediate effect.

Mr Musinguzi, who has been the head of the Finance and Audit Department in the Special Revenue Protection Services, now replaces Ms. Doris Akol, who has been the Commissioner since 2014.

Ms Akol, in a Sunday tweet, welcomed the appointment of Mr Musinguzi and asked the URA family to give him utmost support.

“It has been an absolute honour and privilege to be your team leader for 5 years and 5 months. Thank you for loving me, for supporting me and for being loyal to me,” Ms Akol tweeted. “May God bless you all. The struggle to liberate our country continues”.

Who is the New Deputy Governor?

Dr Atingi-Ego, a born of Omodoi sub county, Sororoti district, is currently the Executive Director of The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa [MEFMI], a policy think-tank in Southern Africa.

He is a seasoned economic policy official who has served in several capacities at various institutions.

In 2008, Atingi took up an assignment with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Deputy Director of the African Department (AFR). As Deputy Director in the IMF- AFR, he made seminal contributions to IMF work on increasing effectiveness of capacity development and in modernizing monetary policy frameworks in developing countries.

He also championed efforts to achieve improved macro-economic statistics in the SSA region and in advancing better and more consistent data management practices across the IMF.

While at the Bank of Uganda, he published and consulted extensively on macroeconomic and financial, and statistical issues. He was a renowned lead resource person on MEFMI macro-economic management training and a widely deployed IMF short term expert on monetary operations and balance of payments in the region.

Atingi’s appointment is vital to the efficient running and decision making for the country’s Finance regulator especially now, as the Government stammers through an abstract economic plan for COVID-19.

Once approved, it literally makes him acting Governor since Mutebile is incapacitated at the moment.

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Noah Omuya

Noah Omuya is the founder and CEO of Aica Communications LTD, a Company that currently runs an online news publication (www.aica.co.ug) with a plan of beginning to print Magazines and a newspaper in Ateso language in 2020. He is a Media challenge Fellow- class of 2019 and he has specialized training in writing, strategic and multimedia communication, mainstream and online journalism from the Media challenge fellowship and Kampala International University, where he pursued his Bachelors of Mass Communication. At the age of 18, Omuya was a train-on-job employee with Joshua 93.5 FM where he acquired a three years’ demonstrable experience in broadcast media, content development, public relations and, marketing and promotions strategies for private businesses, public entities and non-profit organizations, as well as engaging with traditional media. He scooped a Media Challenge award for the best feature essay writer of the year 2018. He was also first runner up for the refugee broadcast story of the year, and second runner up for radio feature story teller. The Media Challenge Award qualified him to be part of the Media Challenge Fellowship, where he has got intensive training in solutions journalism, political reporting, investigative reporting, youth participatory radio, multimedia journalism, and data journalism. At the fellowship, he has been trained by international celebrated journalists from BBC, CNN, Reuters, AFP, NBS Tv, UBC Tv, NTV, New Vision, Daily Monitor among other recognized institutes. He also has hands-on experience in research, in different private organizations in Uganda; experience in media relations with regular assignments in field reporting, marketing and public relations.

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  1. At least we we Iteso can also have a reason to smile amidst this corona epidemic, My brother we are very happy for your appointment and we shall continue to pray for You in that your vetting will be successful and be able to put Teso also in the map of this country. For GOD and my country!!!.Amen

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