Muslim Supreme Council Conducts Interviews for 20 District Khadis

Dr. Bowa supervising the written interviews

The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council on Monday started conducting interviews to get 20 Khadis to steer the faith in the new districts and also fill vacant positions.

According to a statement released yesterday evening by the UMSC Spokesman, drug Nsereko Mutumba, healing the interviews and selection are being done according to the Constitution of the Supreme Council.

“In line with Article 5, information pills 19 and Schedule A of the UMSC Constitution, the UMSC Majilis Al-Ulama (College of Sheikhs) is conducting oral and written interviews for 35 Sheikhs nominated for District Kadhiship from 20 Muslim Districts,” part of Haji Nereko’s letter said.

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The interviews are being overseen by the Chairman UMSC Electoral Commission Haji Ahmed Kayongo Nyago.

Nsereko added that each of the 20 Muslim districts forwarded names of not more than three candidates subject to screening and interview by members of the College of Sheikhs.

UMSC is expected to announce the outcome of the interviews on March 28th 2017.

The Spokesman noted that the winners of the interview are subsequently going to be appointed as substantive district Khadis.

“The best performing candidates will be appointed as substantive District Kadhis.”

The districts lacking Khadis are Budaka, Isingiro, Kalangala, Kaliro, Kitgum, Mityana, Mukono, Sembabule, Sironko, Tooro, Tororo, Lyantonde, Kyankwanzi, Bunyoro, Masindi, Nakaseke, Busia, Namayingo, Kumi and Sheema.

According to Nsereko the above are largely new Muslim Districts which did not have substantive District Kadhis.

Meanwhile the District Khadis of Sembabule and Sheema passed away. The District Khadis of Tororo and Busia were interdicted while in other areas they retired after clocking 65 years of age.



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