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Parliament directs Finance Ministry on BoU Deputy Governor position

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija to present a statement concerning the vacant position of Deputy Governor of the Central Bank. The directive follows the expiry of Dr Louis Kasekende’s contract on 18th January 2020. Dr …

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BoU staff expect Kasekende’s contract to be renewed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Bank of Uganda staff expect the contract of the Deputy Governor Dr Louis Kasekende to be renewed in the coming days. Dr Kasekende’s contract will expire on 18 January 2020, completing a decade in the same position and making him the longest-serving deputy …

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Absa Uganda to start operation after licensing from Bank of Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Absa Bank Uganda has officially received its license from Bank of Uganda, dropping the Barclays brand tag. Absa Uganda interim boss Nazim Mahmood together with other bank’s executive received the license from the Central Bank on Monday. Mahmood told reporters that “there will be no …

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BoU Deputy Governor slams high mobile money charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Louis Kasekende, the Bank of Uganda Deputy Governor, has said he is irked by the high charges placed on mobile money transactions every time one sends or withdraws money. Kasekende told a gathering in Kampala on Wednesday: “I must express our displeasure at …

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Bankers’ conference to discuss funding for farmers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan bankers will this month use their annual conference to discuss how they can offer money to the agricultural sector. According to Patrick Mweheire, the Executive Director of Stanbic Bank and Chairman of Uganda Bankers’ Association (UBA), agriculture has huge impact on key issues …

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Three entities apply to offer Islamic banking services

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three entities have applied to Bank of Uganda-BoU seeking to offer Islamic Banking services, according to the Deputy Governor, Dr. Louis Kasekende. He disclosed this during the BoU Town council hall meeting at Brovad Hotel in Masaka this morning. Dr. Kasekende explained that …

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BOU defends performance of Agriculture Credit Facility

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda Deputy Governor Dr Louis Kasekende has dispelled claims that the Agriculture Credit Facility (ACF) administered by the central bank was nonfunctional, saying there are success stories to speak for it. Kasekende was speaking at the ten-year anniversary of the facility …

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