The draft gives powers to the Khadi to appoint the County Sheikh who must also serve a term of five years,’ renewable according to performance. The constitutional review has also introduced the same five year term limit for secretaries serving at both district and county Muslim councils.
The Luwero District LC 5 Chairman, Erastus Kibirango was the chief mediator between the two groups. However, when the Kibuli group and Nadduli turned up at his office for renewal of the talks before the tour, Kibirango informed them that he had pulled out after getting a letter asking him to stop meddling in Muslim affairs.
Luweero District Authorities commissioned the construction of Katikamu Seed Secondary School On December 3. The school occupies eight out of the 12 acres of land owned by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council land at Luwube village in Katikamu Sub-county.
Sheikhat Radhiyyah Namakula Lukwiya, the Secretary of Women Affairs at UMSC, explained that they are not opposed to the bill but it doesn’t apply to Muslims since it goes against the teachings of the Quran.
However, two days to the inauguration ceremony, only Shillings 45 million of the required Shillings 350M required for the event has been raised in cash and kind. The function is expected to attract 35,000 Muslim faithfuls from East Buganda region and other regions of the country.
The prayers which were organised by Mohammed Nsereko, the Kampala Central MP and Latif Ssebagala, the MP Kawempe North were meant to pray for the lives of Muslims who have on the past been killed and those in detention
Addressing the pilgrims, Sheikh Mubaje thanked them for sacrificing money to fulfill the fifth pillar of Islam, saying it will strengthen their belief and faith in Islam. He asked them to pray for peace in Uganda and unity of Muslims in the country as well as Muslim countries around the world.
Sheik Rashid Bajaruta, the chairperson of Acholi Muslim Cemetery Committee, says the exercise will last one and half month. He says the relics are being buried in mass graves of between 20 to 30 bodies at Lawiye Adul village in Bungatira.
He was born to Hajj Adam Kasule at Kirugaruga Kakiri and Amina Namayanja in 1934 in the then Busiro County currently Wakiso district. He went to Kisekke and sons Primary School and Mende Kalema memorial School for his primary education.