A group of youth has petitioned parliament of Uganda over recent appointment of former bank of Uganda director in charge of Supervision Justine Bagyenda.
The group is seeking the parliament to compell Finance hon Ministers Matia Kasaija to reconsider his appointment of Bagyenda as Board of Governors of Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) .
In their petition dated July 23, the group under their umbrella Youth Power Research Uganda wants Hon Abdu Katuntu, the COSASE parliamentary committee chairman to summon the Finance minister explain his appointment of Bagyenda whom they claims is tented with corruption and money laundering allegations.
The youth group further want the parliament to conduct thorough investigation into the Kasaija motive urging that Bagyenda appointment will hamper ongoing investigation against Bagyenda.
They accuse Kasaija of trying to obstruct justice by appointing some one who is under investigation to head the same institution that is supposed to investigate her.
The youths also noted that, Bagyenda has irregularly accumulated a lot wealth which suffocated many commercial banks leading to liquidation of at least three banks in a very short period of two years.
The petition follows the recent reappointment of Bagyenda by Hon Matia Kasaija as Board of Governors of FIA.
Bagyenda who was sacked by Governor Bank of Uganda Emanuel Mutebile in February this year had her various accounts leaked to the media showing irregular transactions on different bank accounts.
She is also currently being investigated by the Inspectorate General of Government over her leaked bank transactions.
Several members of parliament are also concerned over her appointment to the FIA. However, Kasaija has previously stated that he is not aware of any investigation against Bagyenda noting that he acted in good faith after studying her previous work experience and qualifications.
It is unclear whether Kasaija will reconsider his appointment following public outcry but what is clear is majority of Ugandans are uncomfortable with her taking the highest office when investigation against her is not yet complete.