Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile

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Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile
Born (1949-01-27) 27 January 1949 (age 67)
Kabale District, Uganda
Residence Camp ala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Mukiga
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Durham University
Bachelor of Science in economics
Balliol College, University of Oxford
Master of Science in economics
University of Dar es Salaam
Doctor of Philosophy in economics
Nkumba University
Honorary Doctor of Philosophy
Occupation Economist and central banker
Years active since 1979
Known for Economics, fiscal discipline
Home town Kabale
Title governor
Bank of Uganda
Religion Christian

Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile PhD, is a Ugandan economist and banker. He is the governor of the 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.[1]


Tumusiime-Mutebile attended Kigezi College Butobere for his O-Level studies (grades S1-S4).[2] He then attended Makerere College School in Kampala for his A-Level studies (grades S5-S6).[3] In 1970, he entered Makerere University, where he was elected president of the university students' guild, with the intention of studying economics and politics.[citation needed]

He was forced to flee Uganda in 1972 after he gave a speech publicly criticizing the expulsion of Asians from the country by Idi Amin. He fled to England via Tanzania, and was able to finish his studies at Durham University. In October 1974, he began his post-graduate studies at Balliol College, Oxford, before returning to East Africa. He entered the University of Dar es Salaam to lecture and conduct research while pursuing his doctorate in economics. In 2009, Nkumba University, a private university based in Nkumba near Entebbe, awarded him an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree in recognition of his "great contribution towards the development of Uganda's financial sector".[4]


Between 1979 and 1984, Tumusiime-Mutebile was appointed to several government positions in Uganda ranging from deputy principal secretary to the president at State House in 1979, to undersecretary in the ministry of planning in 1981, where he rose to senior economist and then chief economist in 1984. In 1992, he was appointed permanent secretary to the newly combined ministry of finance planning & economic development, a merger that he had advocated while working under Minister of Finance Gerald Ssendaula.

He is the longest serving chief executive in the Bank of Uganda's history.[5] He is credited with many of the sound economic policies adopted by the Uganda government at the urging of the central bank during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s.[6][7]

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Since 2006, he has been a visiting professor in the Department of Economics at Makerere University, the oldest and largest university in Uganda. Tumusiime-Mutebile is the chancellor of the International University of East Africa, a private university established in 2011, with an urban campus in Kampala, Uganda's capital.[8]


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  1. ^ Newvision, Archive (10 November 2010). "Mutebile Reappointed As BOU Governor". New Vision. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Ssekika, Edward (14 August 2011). "Mbabazi, Mutebile to revive tormer school". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  3. ^ People (2010). "Who Is Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile". CampusTimesUg.Com. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Bagadawa, Philimon (15 November 2009). "Nkumba University Shopping for 150 Computers". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Wafula, Walter (14 November 2010). "Can Governor Mutebile live up to his promise?". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Kiggundu, Edris (22 February 2012). "Tumusiime-Mutebile faces uncertain future". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Weiwei, Hu (8 April 2009). "Uganda's Economy Remains Positive despite Global Recession". English.Cri.Cn Quoting Xinhua. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Otage, Stephen (25 March 2014). "Varsity Names Mutebile Its New Chancellor". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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