Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile: The importance of central bank independence while ensuring public accountability

Opening remarks by Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor of the Bank of Uganda, at the hosting of the Parliament of Ghana Finance Committee Members at a Benchmarking Exercise to Bank of Uganda, Kampala, 27 September 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
18 October 2018

Honourable Members of Parliament, Parliament of Uganda;
Honourable Members of Parliament, Parliament of Ghana;
Technical Staff from both Parliaments;
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good morning,

I would like to welcome you all to the Bank of Uganda. It is a privilege to host our brothers and sisters from Ghana, a country which holds a special status in Africa on account of the pioneering role it has played in many different fields – political, economic and social – and in particular for its pan Africanist approach to foreign policy which has been an inspiration throughout the continent.