DIRECTORATE OF HALAL
Directorate of Halal is headed by the Director of Halal assisted by the Deputy Director of Halal. The Director of Halal is in-charge of Halal accreditation and standards and the Deputy Director of Halal is in-charge of enforcement, supervision and implementation of UMSC Halal policies in line with Organization of Islamic Countries and other international Halal standards and guidelines.
It is the only authorized and authentic halal certification body in the Country with hand in hand with Governmental Ministries such as Ministry of Health, Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Agriculture, Animals and Fisheries, UNBS among others.
The Directorate has a Secretary for Halal in-charge of office management.
The Director and the Deputy Director are appointed by the Joint Session.
(a) a Ugandan Sunni Muslim;
(b) at least 40 years old and not exceeding 65 years;
(c) be a holder of at least a masters degree in Sharia or its equivalent from an accredited university;
(d) respectable, properly married and a practicing Muslim;
(e) with a clean track record and free from offences under the national and Islamic laws; and
(f) with at least five years working experience in the relevant field.
Directorate of Halal Services Offered
- Halal Certifications
We usually grant Halal Certification to the qualified candidates after assessing their production line. Most of the Halal certificates awarded are on annual basis for example in the meat industry, we work with the Quality Assurance Managers together with the Vets and also our qualified Muslim slaughters to ensure proper work done.
- Halal Accreditations
The Directorate is the only Halal body in charge of halal accreditations in Uganda
- Halal Inspections and monitoring processes
Inspections are usually done to all halal certified and uncertified Companies on annually and quarterly basis, this is the same when it comes to monitoring process.
- Halal meetings, Seminars & Dialogues
These are scheduled throughout the year some are scheduled Weekly, others Monthly whereas others are scheduled on an annual basis depending what Halal is targeting at. On the other hand, there are some stakeholders who invite us for halal meetings, seminars and dialogue for the purposes of halal investigations, clarities and propagations.
- Halal visits
We visit Muslim Districts to know how halal activities are moving in their respective districts throughout the Country.
- Halal policy guidelines
We give Halal policy guidelines to those who ask more information about Halal Directorate.
- Halal Consultations and public awareness
We usually answer Halal questions to those who want to know more about Halal and make awareness to halal activities in the Country
- Halal Trainings
We always train Halal personnel at all levels depending on what we have scheduled.
- Halal appointments and dedicating of Halal field work
We usually appoint different Halal offers to simplify Halal at all levels that is at the Headquarters, Districts, Counties and at the Mosque Levels
- Solves Halal Conflict
Halal is responsible for solving Halal wrangles in the Country on what should be consumed and what shouldn’t be consumed on the side of Halal.
Fact File of Director for Directorate of Halal
ABDUL KARIM ABDALLAH KATAMBA, is the Director for Directorate of Halal at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), with Masters in Sharia Law (IUIU) and a former Regional Assistant to the Mufti.
UMSC HALAAL CETIFIED COMPANIES
|1||Ugachick Poultry Breeders Limited|
|2||Biyinzika Poultry International Limited|
|3||Ecolab East Africa|
|4||Newrest Uganda Inflight Services Limited|
|5||Eqypt Uganda Food Security Limited|
|6||SR afrochicks & Breeders Limited|
|7||HMH Rainbow Limited|
|8||Sekajja Afro Farms Limited|
|9||Pie in the Sky Limited|
|10||Ahhuu Barintumye Herbal clinical research|
|11||Ask International Limited|
|12||Chicken City Farms Limited|
|19||KFC Acacia Branch|
|22||Fresh Perch Limited|
|23||Piffany Company Limited|
|24||Fridamu Group Limited|
|25||Sokoni Africa Limited|
|27||GCC Services Limited|
|28||Elmurtanga Uganda Limited|
|29||Ngali Development Foundation|
|30||Capital Shoppers Supermarket|
|31||Fresh Cuts Limited|
|32||Temupe Foods Limited|
|33||Costco Meat and Poultry|
|37||Great Habib Smart Farm Academy|
|38||Kings cuts Uganda Limited|
|39||Muslim Smart Butchery|
|40||Guild Fresh Poultry Farm|
|42||Tribe stone Holdings Olive Butcher & vegetable|
|43||Tasty Godly Industries|
|44||Chicken Tayari Farms|
|45||Kanyangareng Amalgamated Agencies|
|47||Perfect mixed Farm|
|50||Nabayiga foods ltd|
|51||New Nice Butchery|
|54||Farm Holdings Limited.|
|57||Capital Chicken SMC Limited Kamwokya|
|58||Capital Chicken SMC Limited Ben Kiwanuka|
|59||Capital Chicken SMC Limited Kasangati|
|60||Capital Chicken SMC Limited Kitebi|
|61||Capital Chicken SMC Limited Mukono|
|62||Capital Chicken SMC Limited Kamwokya|
|63||Salem Chicken Butchery.|
|64||Guild Fresh Poultry Farm _Mutundwe|
|65||Modern Market Wankulukuku|
|66||Abu Meat Suppliers|
|67||Basar Fried Chicken and Takeaway _ Wandegeya|
|68||Salam Smart Butchery _ New Taxi Park|