By our reporter

On 7 May, 2018, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija wrote a letter to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga renewing the contract of the former Bank of Uganda Director in charge of supervision and four others to continue governing the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) board.

Bagyenda’s controversial re-appointed sparked anger among MPs who wondered how a person under probe by FIA over money laundering be reappointed on the same authority’s board.

The legislators who vowed to block the appointment said the appointments committee should put on hold approving Bagyenda until investigations against her by the IGG and FIA are concluded.

Now, Minister Kasaija has revealed that he is ready to drop Bagyenda from FIA board if he is directed by parliament.

“I proposed her name to Parliament. It’s up to Parliament now to tell me what to do, because if I took a decision it would mean I’m prejudging Mrs Bagyenda,” Said Kasaija.

“The names were sent to Parliament for vetting. If Parliament says no and they have got good reasons, I will abide. Because I cannot appoint until Parliament has given me the authority to do s,” he added.

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