President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said that the National Resistance Movement (NRM) has since time immemorial preached unity among the people because it discovered that unity is strength.
The President said this while commending the Moslem community and leaders for uniting.
“I am happy because we as NRM discovered long time ago that unity is strength. We have always preached against disunity. I want to thank you for reaching this unity,” the President said.
He made the remarks Tuesday while meeting Moslem leaders from all sects of Old Kampala, Kibuli and Nakasero who called on him at State House, Entebbe.
The delegation headed by the Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramathan Mubajje was at State House to brief the President about an agreement reached between the factions and uniting as one body.
President Museveni commended the Moslem groups for this action and noted that different people have different talents and abilities which are useful only when they come together.
“The eight years I spent fighting Amin, I was actually helped by Moslems like Abbas Kibazo of Kibuli, Zubair Bakali, among others. So uniting with all groups including Moslems helped us win because unity is power,” the President emphasized.
Responding to the Moslem leaders appreciation for the appointments of Moslems in key Government positions, the President said: “For us we are looking for good people from wherever they are found”.
He promised to support upcoming activities of Moslems that include, the Annual General Assembly (AGM) where they will elect new leaders and collecting ideas from around the country for their Constitutional review process.
President Museveni asked the Moslems to actualise the idea of constructing a seminary that will help to train Moslem leaders here in Uganda.
The delegation included; Sheikh Obeid Kamulegeya, Sheikh Muhammed Yunusu Kamoga, Sheikh Muhamood Kibaate, Sheikh Kasule Ndilangwa, Sheikh Hamid Umar Kateregga, Hajji Ramanthan Mugalu, Hajji Faruk Kamulegeya and Masaba Muhamood.