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Soroti Mosque Property Wrangles: Muslims Call for the Intervention of the Mufti

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Jaffar Adinan Butele, the secretary of the Jamia Mosque management committee says that they have tried to resolve their dispute with the executive of Teso Muslim District Council through dialogue in vain.
Acting Soroti DPC David Kamoya

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The leadership of Jamia Mosque in Soroti Municipality has called for the intervention of the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje to resolve the dispute over the control of the mosque property.

The Jamia Mosque leadership and the executive of Teso Muslim District Council are fighting over the management of four houses and 19 lockups belonging to the mosque.

Jaffar Adinan Butele, the secretary of the Jamia Mosque management committee says they have tried to resolve the dispute with the executive of Teso Muslim District Council through dialogue in vain.

According to Butele, the warring parties were meant to meet on Monday to resolve the stalemate but none of the officials of Teso Muslim District Council showed up.

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Faruk Milo, the chairperson Jamia Mosque management committee says they have approached various offices in the district to resolve the property management dispute in vain.

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The dialogue meeting was convened by David Kamoya, the acting Soroti District Police Commander together with Otelu Eyattu, the Soroti Community Liaison Officer and  Kyoga East Regional Field Force Commander Charles Obela.

Kamoya says he had called for the meeting because of the chaos at the mosque. He has promised to listen to both parties before deciding  their next course of action.

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Charles Obela, the East Kyoga Regional Field Force Commander expressed disappointment over the failure by the Teso Muslim District Council executive to show up for the meeting. He however, proposed that the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura be invited to intervene to resolve the wrangle.

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Abdul Musa Mutwalib Waiswa, the Kadhi Teso Muslim District told URN on phone that he didn\'t attend the Monday meeting because he was in Kampala on official duties.

He also claimed that members of his executive committee also didn\'t attend because they were not aware of the security meeting called by the DPC. 

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