Africa: The two communities, ‘Kibuli and Old Kampala Muslims’ sections, have signed a reconciliation agreement in which they made an undertaking in order to unite as one body.
The Mufti of Uganda leads one panel, Sheikh Shaban Mubajje’ who met with President Museveni and he briefed him about the process and details of the agreement.
The council that assembled and confirmed this development to the President also included Sheikh Obeid Kamulegeya, Sheikh Muhammed Yunusu Kamoga, Sheikh Muhamood Kibaate, Sheikh Kasule Ndilangwa and Sheikh Hamid Umar Kateregga.
Others were Hajji Ramathan Mugalu, Hajji Faruk Kamulegeya and Masaba Muhamood.
As per the interview of Mubajje, they signed a unity agreement between Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), the group of Kibuli and Nakasero make alignment and now work as one body at a function held at Gaddafi National Mosque in Kampala.
The source of their battles started when they sold Muslim property at William Street to a local businessman, Drake Lubega until the President intervened and rescued the property.
According to Mufti Mubajje, the disunity resulted from the William Street property. It was in the courts, and after, you decided to pay off Lubega, and the property is now helping us. Money from that building allows the regions to run some activities.”
Moreover, it is stated that “We have now settled down to both sides in order to develop the way which unites us and encourages us to talk to each other. We now confirm that we have negotiated, and that’s why we are here all together to inform you of this development.
He stated that the Kabwegyere commission advised a lot of things to execute, and they have agreed upon them all together because they now believe in unity and development.
Furthermore, they said, “We signed a document agreeing to unite us. We, in fact, left the old Kampala together. We are now together as the Uganda Moslem community,”
Mubajje revealed that as they plan a Constitutional thought, at the same time, they are managing for the upcoming general assembly that will lead to elections of new leaders.
“I want to thank everyone for appointing and selecting our people in the key government positions in the recent deployments and appointments. I also want to assure you that Moslems are happy and contented this time,” he said.
Sheikh Obed Kamulegeya told Museveni; I am happy to see you. We are here to inform you that we have an alliance now, and you are the one who put his all efforts into this alliance.”
The panel disclosed to the President that a trustee committee would be formed to look after the Moslem properties as per his advice and counsel.