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Masindi Muslims Still Waiting For Museveni Pledges

Muslims at Masindi town mosque on Thursday used Eid-El-Fitr prayers to express disappointment over unfulfilled promises by President Yoweri Museveni. During the 2011 election campaigns, President Museveni pledged 130 million shillings towards the construction of Masindi town mosque.
Muslims at Masindi town mosque on Thursday used Eid-El-Fitr prayers to express disappointment over unfulfilled promises by President Yoweri Museveni.

 

In his 2011 election campaigns, President Museveni pledged 130 million shillings towards the construction of Masindi town mosque. However, according to Sheik Haruna Senkasi, the Masindi Deputy district Khadi, the president has never honored this pledge despite several reminders.

 

Sheikh Senkasi said this is in addition to the earlier unfulfilled pledge of buying a vehicle for the district Khadi vehicle. Senkasi said these unfulfilled promises are making the faithful lose trust in the president.

 

During prayers, a group of angry Muslims attempted to erase President Museveni’s name from the foundation stone at the mosque. This prompted the intervention of Masindi Resident District Commissioner Major David Matovu to calm the situation.

 

Major Matovu told the congregation that the delay was due to reshuffles for ministers of the presidency and State House staff. The RDC asked the Muslims to select a five-member committee which he would lead to State House to follow up the issue.

In the last three years, three ministers have occupied the presidency docket. Kabakumba Matsiko resigned in December 2011 over allegations that she diverted broadcasting equipment from the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) for personal use at her private radio station. Security Minister Muruli Mukasa briefly occupied the docket before the appointment of Frank Tumwebaze in 2012.

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