President Museveni has in his Eid-El-Fitir day message, urged the Muslim community to boldly and with knowledge face the challenges of poverty, which lead to poor living conditions of our people and avoid misusing freedom of worship.
“On behalf of the government of the Republic of Uganda and on my own behalf, I congratulate the Muslim community upon the successful completion of the sacred month of Ramadhan and wish you happy Eid-El-Fitir celebrations,” said Museveni.
“Freedom of worship is among the fundamental human freedoms, which this government has guaranteed and ought not to be misused in any way,” he added in a statement shared by State House on Sunday.
Cases of abuse of freedom of worship have been on the rise in recent years with many promoting extremist Islamic ideology.
This year’s Eid-El-Fitri celebrations are being celebrated today all over the world.
Museveni said God has given Uganda a beautiful country with enormous natural resources.
“The challenge now is for us to have the wisdom to effectively use these resources to ensure a decent and harmonious living among our people,” said Museveni.
“Our task therefore, is to boldly and with knowledge, face the challenges of poverty which lead to poor conditions of living among our people.”
Meanwhile, Sheikh Yahaya Kakungulu congratulated all Muslims upon fasting and completing the Holy month of Ramadhan.
He wished all Muslims a happy Eid-El-Fitri and urged them to celebrate in line with the Islamic teachings.
He also appealed to all Muslims to pay Zakatul-Fitri before the Eid prayers and to fast the six days of Shawwal.
At the National Mosque – UMSC Headquarters Old Kampala, Eid-El-Fitri prayers started at 9:00am under the guidance of His Eminence the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje.
The Eid-El-Fitri Khutuba (Sermon) will be delivered by Shk. Ali Juma Shiwuyo.