Professor Tumusiime Mutebile, a great economist and banker, was the governor of the Bank of Uganda. He was appointed to that position on 1 January 2001. He was also appointed as the founding Chancellor of the International University of East Africa (IUEA) in 2010.
As chancellor, the late professor contributed immensely to the growth of IUEA. He was a stalwart supporter, defender and counselor.
Under his tenure, IUEA grew from strength to strength. From a brand-new university to one of the best private Universities in Uganda. As chancellor professor was an inspiration to all, advising, and presiding over Graduations.
As a statesman, economist and banker, professor Tumusiime Mutebile spearheaded the design and implementation of the economic reform program that restored Uganda from the economic crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. Professor Tumusiime Mutebile is known as Uganda’s and Africa’s longest-serving governor.
IUEA is honored to have known and worked with Professor Tumusiime Mutebile and to be part of his life. Professor Tumusiime Mutebile has secured his place as one of the country’s leading technocrats and intellectuals. We shall miss him. Though gone, his legacy-his work, his guidance and brilliance will be with us always.
The International University of East Africa family, together with professor Tumusiime Mutebile’s family, joins the nation in mourning the passing of this great son of Uganda, son of Africa.
May his soul rest in peace.
Professor Tumusiime Mutebile passed away at a Nairobi hospital at the dawn of Sunday 23rd January 2022.