Sheikh Mubajje challenges Security Agencies to be impartial ahead of 2021 Polls
The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje has asked government and security agencies to be impartial while manning the 2020/2021 electoral processes in order to have free and fair elections.
Sheikh Mubajje who is also the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) Chairperson tasked the government and Electoral Commission to prevail equal opportunities to all candidates regardless of their political affiliations.
He noted that since candidates will hold virtual campaigns, there is a need for all political parties to be given equal chances to use Radios, Televisions and other media platforms instead of blocking some that may cause panic and mayhem amongst the populace.
Mubajje made the remarks on Saturday during the scientific ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Ntungamo District Kadhi residential house at Ntungamo municipality main mosque which coincided with the commissioning of classroom blocks at Maato Muslim Primary school and Kemishego Secondary School all in Ntungamo District.
Sheikh Mubajje also asked the government to invest in a spiritual growth economy as the only way to save Ugandans from wicked acts which has forced the government to prioritize buying more security machines like teargas and building of many prisons across the country.
Sheikh Mubajje told Muslims to pray for peace, unity and spiritual revival saying that it will reduce criminal and conflicts ahead of 2021 general elections.
The Ntungamo Municipality Member of Parliament Hon Gerald Karuhanga hailed the Muslims for cooperation which has enabled Maato Muslim Primary School to benefit from Ntungamo Municipality.
Hon Karuhanga acknowledged that there are some countries in the world operating without many armies noting that if a country believes in spiritual economy then it would not be a case to invest much in buying tear gas, torture and prisons.
The Ntungamo District Woman Member of Parliament Hon Beatrice Rwakimaari asked Muslims to uphold unity and economic transformation if they are to eradicate poverty at household level.
Hon Rwakimaari thanked the leadership of Muslims for the development of the area.
Ntungamo District Kadhi Sheikh Swalleh Kashangirwe commended the mufti Sheikh Mubajje for honoring the invitation amidst the corona virus pandemic.
Sheikh Kashangirwe thanked Muslims and the general public for the cooperation regardless of religion affiliations.
The Kadhi’s residential house will cost over UGX600M and the three classroom block at Maato Muslim Primary School which was built by Ntungamo Municipality cost UGX 136M.
The ceremony was braced by other speakers who included the Ntungamo Municipality Mayor Jacob Kafureeka, the Town clerk Tandeka Festo, Nkwatsibwe Henry Zinkuratiire, Lt Moses Mugisha Magufuuri, Councilor Ronald Bukenya, Hakim Muheki Rwomushana, Bukenya Said the chairperson Ntungamo district Muslim, LCI Ben Akankwatsa and Bernards Mununuura Head teacher Maato Muslim Primary school who all contributed towards the construction of District Kadhi house.