According to a press statement by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), the money is intended to sponsor 20 Sheikhs; Muslim Youth and Women Leaders for Diploma courses in Law at the Law Development Center (LDC).
“I have always stated that the best way to achieve unity and development is through education and I feel encouraged by MCJL for taking this bold step of investing in Muslim education,” wrote Haji Nsereko Mutumba, the UMSC spokesperson.
Nsereko added that with such a team of Muslims trained in both secular and Sharia law, there will be enough and qualified personnel to kick start and administer the institution of Kadhi Courts
He therefore applauded MCJL for employing young Muslim women as he noted that women and children were the key beneficiaries of its program.
“The majority of MCJL members of staff are young Muslim women, mostly lawyers,” explained Mutumba.
He also thanked the organization for defending the rights of Muslims in the country and providing free legal services to the most vulnerable Muslims.
“MCJL is really making an impact out there and I call upon all Ugandans and Civil Society Organizations in Uganda to either emulate MCJL or support it to achieve its objectives.”