Kabale – Moslems across the country have been asked to embrace education of their children for the development of their religion.
This call was on Friday made by the Deputy Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Abdallah Ssemambo while officiating at the swearing in ceremony of the executive members of Ankole-Kigezi muslim region of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council. The event took place at Ndorwa Mosque in Kirigime ward, Kabale municipality.
“We would like every muslim to embrace education because that is the only sure way we shall be relevant in this country. Our leadership is interested in ensuring the development of our schools and we therefore need your complete support in this endeavour,” said Ssemambo.
Ssemambo further asked the newly elected leaders of the region to revamp the strength of Islam in all aspects of life so as to make it more desirable.
“We want to move on with leaders who are ready to advocate for developmental projects for their people. If you are a leader here and you are not set for this great responsibility, better step down as soon as possible,” he said.
Speaking at the same function, Hajji Ramadhan Mugalu, the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council Secretary General asked leaders to document all resources that belong to them for proper planning of the council.
“I can not say that UMSC has a lot of funding but if we knew where to invest, we could be able to achieve something. Make an effort to know what belongs to us so that we can plan well,” he said.
Hajji Ismael Baguma, the newly elected chairperson for the Ankole-Kigezi muslim region promised to revamp the Islamic glory in the region through strengthening partnerships with all stakeholders.
“In the 1970s, Islam was at a better level in development unlike today where internal differences are weakening us. We need to sit down and find ways of prospering islam in this region and the country as large,” said Baguma.
Sheikh Kaabu Lule, the Kabale district Khadhi asked the leadership of UMSC to keep close supervision of the region so as to ensure proper service delivery.