Africa: The new and current Speaker Parliament, Anita Among‘, has encouraged Muslims and stated that they need to dedicate this year’s Ramadan to the poor people by helping them.
The Speaker made these remarks while hosting Muslims to an Iftar dinner at Parliament.
According to Anita Among, “As we live here a luxurious life, we should not forget the people who have no privilege of this life or who cannot afford a proper meal and others without shelters. Leading by example, the speaker’s office will be going to donate Shs50 million to the Al-Hidaya Mosque in support of promoting the work of Almighty Allah.
Moreover, many people attended that dinner in Parliament, including deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa, MPs, staff and Muslims across the country.
The guest speaker, Dr Abdul Hafiz Walusimbi, a prominent Muslim scholar and a lecturer at Islamic University in Uganda, requested the 11th Parliament to make a condition for the Khadi courts where they would, as Muslims, be able to discipline their own.
He further added that the constitution allows and gives us freedom of worship, but they did not make provision for the khadi courts. We all are aware of the backlog in the court of law. Working on having the khadi courts will help to reduce these many cases in the courts.
Moreover, the chairperson of the Parliamentary Muslim Group,Asuman Basalirwa’ asked the Parliamentary Commission to consider the expansion of the mosques at Parliament in order to cater for the growing number of Muslims faithful.
For the last six years, Parliament has organised the Iftar Dinner to demonstrate solidarity with the Muslim fraternity in Uganda.