Dialogue: Digital Money and Its Impact on Uganda’s Economy: The Facts and the Issues

The Centre hosted its first ever Public Dialogue on Friday 28th February 2020 at the School of Law Makerere University. The dialogue was intended to facilitate the conversation on Digital Money and Uganda’s Economy within the students and wider Ugandan community.

Officially opened by the Principal School of Law, Associate Professor Chris Mbazira, the dialogue was attended by Faculty, students and members of the general public. The Minister of State of Finance for Planning, Hon. David Bahati, delivered the keynote address, focusing on the place of digital money in Uganda’s 2020 economy.

A panel of experts comprising of Mr. Vincent Bagiire, Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICTs in Uganda, Dr. Tumubweine-Twinemanzi, Executive Director Supervision at the Bank of Uganda, Mr. Noah Baalessanvu, Director Strategy at CryptoSavannah and Gloria Matovu Kawooya, Partner at MMAKS Advocates, traversed several key issues like the status of digital money in Uganda, the legal and regulatory framework, the attitude held by key players and institutions and the way forward.

The discussion was moderated by Mr. Kwame Rugunda, Chairperson of the Blockchain Association of Uganda, who also engaged the audience and the panel in a stimulating  plenary session.

You can find a detailed report of the event here and a live coverage of the event here .