A short statement by the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says the joint security team deployed to witness the takeover of Muslim Property in Kampala Central Division by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC.
Officers codone off William Street
Uganda Police Force-UPF has explained the early
morning joint security deployment at William street mosque in Kampala Central Division.
A short statement by the Kampala Metropolitan
Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says the joint security team deployed to
witness the takeover of Muslim Property in Kampala Central Division by Uganda
Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC.
Government of Uganda reached out to the people who had acquired the properties
and they had an understanding to have the properties to be returned to Uganda
Muslim Supreme Council,” said Onyango. Adding that, “Today, we are providing
security for the smooth hand over and takeover of the properties by the
The UMSC Secretary General, Haji Ramadhan
Mugalu also confirmed the repossession of the mosque premises and place it
under new management in a brief message posted on the UMSC official Facebook
page. “There is no cause for alarm and UMSC is the rightful owner of Masjid
Noor,” read the message.
Information obtained by URN indicates that UMSC
resolved to take over the mosque because of the failure by the current
management to comply with the resolutions reached through mediation by the
president on the control of mosque finances.
According to sources, when President, Yoweri
Museveni helped Muslims to recover the property from businessman, Drake Lubega
who had bought it from Hassan Basajjabalaba, it was agreed that management opens
a joint account with UMSC where all the rent would be deposited.
The rent would thereafter between UMSC the
legitimate owner of the mosque premises and management for the benefit of all
Muslims of Uganda. However, it is alleged that breached the agreement, which
forced UMSC to throw it out and appoint a new team.