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Mubaje Hails Museveni for Gaddafi Connections

Shk Shaban Mubajje

Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Mufti Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje has thanked President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for his friendship with departed Libyan leader; Col. Muammar Gaddafi.

Mubaje expressed his gratitude during the Friday joint prayers with the former belligerent splinter groups at the Old Kampala national Mosque.

The unison prayer was attended by Museveni who also held a lengthy meeting with the Mufti at the latter’s office in the presence of Amiir Daula Shk. Sulaiman Kakeeto, remedy http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/deprecated/tribeeventsimporter_columnmapper.php the Ag. Amiir Umah Sheikh Yahaya Mwanje and the Amiir SPIDQA Shk. Mubarak Mugerwa.

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The UMSC Spokesman, approved Haji Nsereko Mutumba revealed on Monday that during the meeting, the Mufti particularly thanked Museveni for recommending UMSC to the then Libyan Leader Col. Gaddafi who constructed the National Mosque through the World Islamic Call Society.

Mubaje also told Museveni that unlike in the past, the Muslim community in Uganda is now one and working together for the good of the Ummah as well as the country.”

The Kibuli faction leadership is however still on its own and recently replaced their leader who died last year. Sheiks from the Kibuli faction attended the prayers only to witness handing over of the land title of the controversial Plot 30, William Street.

The title was passed to the trusteeship of government, waiting the easing of the tension between the two groups.

The Muslim leader also recognized the vehicles given to district Khadis by the government last year.
Meanwhile Museveni in his remarks assured Muslims of his continued support to the Islamic faith.

He promised Muslims that the government will support the maintenance of the National Mosque, the construction of the Islamic Call University College structure as well as the completion of the UMSC commercial perimeter complex.

The unity Juma was attended by Ambassadors, ministers and prominent NRM politicians.  Notable among these were: The Attorney General Hon. Ruhindi, the Third Deputy Prime Minister Rt.
Hon. Kirunda Kivejinja, the Ugandan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr. Yahaya Semuddu, the Libya Ambassador to Uganda, the Egyptian Ambassador to Uganda, the MP Kampala District Hon. Muhammad Nsereko and several NRM flag bearers.

Before the President’s arrival, the Mufti received the former President of Tanzania Al Haji Hassan Mwinyi who joined Muslims for Juma prayers.

 

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