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Besigye’s lawyer implicated in Bank of Uganda currency saga

by James Ateenyi

City lawyer David Mpanga who is the Attorney of the UK-based KUENE +NAGEL, has come out to say the Bank of Uganda (BoU) is to blame in the on-going currency consignment saga, saying that the binding agreement which it signed with the airline stipulates that in case of any breakdown, the latter in not less than 24 hours can get an alternative to do the work.

The counsel who has of recent appeared in BoU scandals and was declared by court as conflicted in the case between Crane Bank Limited, DFCU Bank and BoU made the remarks after summoned the airline operators and owners to help investigators understand how unexpected cargo came on board with printed currency on a government-chartered plane.

The plane departed from Liege Airport in France and landed at Entebbe International Airport in the morning of April 27.

The revelation that Mpanga is an attorney for the airline could complicate investigation further because just before last year, Mpanga was as well an external counsel of BoU and a close associate of people like Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende who are of interest to the ongoing probe.

According to sources at BoU, the printing of money was allegedly authorised by Dr. Kasekende while the Governor was on leave.

Investigators are investigating alleged printing of unauthorised extra currency of Shs90 billion in Germany by some BoU officials.

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