Mubaje Swears in New Secretary General

Mr. Mugalu (C) being sworn in by H.E Mufti (L). Looking on      is the out going Sec. Gen. Eng. Kavuma

76th minute super substitute, cialis 40mg Yves Bissouma scored a last minute goal against Ivory Coast to send Mali into their first ever finals in the Africa Nations championship.

The game that was characterized by endless attacks on both sides seemed to be heading for another 30 minutes of extra time  but Sekou Diarra initiated a move with a cross that met Hamidou Sinayoko, nurse who headed to Bissouma.

The recipient beat his marker and fired from close range past Ali Badra in goal. Bissouma had come in the 76th minute to replace Koita.

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Penalty miss.
Mali had a chance to end first half with a lead but missed after Coulibaly’s penalty was tipped over the bar by Ivory Coast keeper Ali Badra.

In the other semi final played on Wednesday, visit this tournament favorites DR Congo narrowly defeated debutants Guinea 5-4 in post match penalty kicks.

Mali will face DR Congo in Sunday’s final whilst Ivory coast battles out with Guinea for the third place that come with a bronze.

How Mali reached finals
Mali finished as runners up in group D with five points from three games. The group had Uganda, Zimbabwe and leaders Zambia. The West Africans came from a goal down to defeat Tunisia 2-1 in the quarter finals setting a date with Ivory Coast.

The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council which is the mainstream leadership faction of Islamic community has sworn in its newly selected Secretary General.

Mr. Ramadhan Mugalu who was on January 21 given the third most powerful title in the faith`s faction by the Joint session chaired by the UMSC National Chairman Dr. Abdul Kadir Balonde, order was
finally sworn on Thursday by His Eminence the Mufti of Uganda Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje.

The ceremony was witnessed by all the 58 District Kadhis, members of UMSC management and the UMSC staff.

In his remarks, the Mufti congratulated Mr. Mugalu and urged him to serve Muslims well. The Mufti thanked the outgoing Secretary General Eng. Shk. Siraj Zaid Kavuma for dedicating seven years to serving Muslims in Uganda as the UMSC Secretary General.

In a special message to the 58 District Kadhis present, the Mufti urged them to emulate UMSC headquarters by following the UMSC constitution in all administrative issues in their respective

The Mufti addressing the District Kadhis

The Mufti addressing the District Kadhis

He said, UMSC Headquarters administration has registered a lot of progress because of its commitment to constitutionalism, unity and development.
The Mufti informed the District Kadhis about the impending Unity Juma scheduled for Friday 12th February at the UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala and urged them to pass on the news to their respective congregations.

In his remarks, the outgoing Secretary General Shk. Kavuma thanked the UMSC administration, the Mufti in particular and Ugandan Muslims in general for supporting him during his tenure in office.

H.E Mufti (L) flanked by Mr. Mugalu

H.E Mufti (L) flanked by Mr. Mugalu

He said that he will remain committed to UMSC and promised to cooperate with the new Secretary General for the good of the Ummah.

He however urged Mr. Mugalu to be loyal to the Mufti, the entire UMSC establishment  and to be open to constructive criticism.

The new Secretary General Mr. Ramadhan Mugalu accepted the responsibility of serving Muslims in the capacity of Secretary General and pledged that with Allah’s (God) guidance, he will deliver.

The tenure of the outgoing Secretary General ended on 23rd last month together with the one of the Deputy Mufti.

The USMC Joint Session on 22nd January however failed to get a suitable person for the position
since all the applicants did not have a degree in Sharia which is a minimum requirement by article 6, section C of the UMSC constitution for someone to be a Deputy Mufti.



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