The President of the Republic of Uganda His Excellency General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has hailed the Mufti of Uganda His Eminence Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje for championing Muslim unity and development in Uganda.This was contained in the President’s speech which was delivered by Hon. Princess Persis Namuganza the State Minister for Lands, during the installation of Sheikh Juma Mawejje Kabanda as West Buganda Regional Kadhi at Masaka Liberation square on 21st September 2019.“I take this opportunity to appreciate the efforts of the Mufti of Uganda, Shk Mubaje for the good work of uniting the Muslims community in this region and the entire Muslim leadership in the country, and for mobilising the population towards supporting government programs. Government recognises your great contribution to development through out your term of service” the President stated in his speech.The President also congratulated Shk. Juma Mawejje Kabanda upon assuming the role of Regional Kadhi. He also congratulated the Muslims of West Buganda region upon getting a Regional Kadhi and urged them to accord him the support he needs to serve them better and fulfil his leadership call.
President Museveni called upon Muslim leaders to use the Islamic principles to promote morality in society, such as integrity and honesty so as to fight evils like corruption and homosexuality which have riddled the country.“Young people should be taught the important values of honesty, human dignity, integrity and Godliness” the President said adding that;“We have a duty to raise a generation of who are focused and have a vision for this country”He commended Muslim youth for showing the spirit of development and shunning politicking.“We are counting on the Muslim community to uphold the values commanded by the Quran” he noted.He assured Muslims that government will ensure that there is always a peaceful environment that allows freedom of worship.President Museveni donated a brand new Toyota Prado to the Regional Kadhi which was handed over to Shk. Mawejje by Hon. Princess Persis Namuganza.His Eminence the Mufti of Uganda Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje thanked President Museveni for being supportive of UMSC unity and development Programs and for fulfilling most of his pledges to Muslims in Uganda.He called upon Shk. Mawejje to work with leaders of other faiths and the government.“When we work together, we all benefit” the Mufti saidHe said UMSC leadership is based on qualifications, not tribe or clan relations.“UMSC leadership is going to be promotional, based on performance” the Mufti said, noting that there will be no more fighting for positions.
The Mufti was accompanied by the Chairman UMSC Dr. Abdulkadir Balonde, his deputies; Sheikh Abdallah Semambo and Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, the UMSC Secretary General Hon. Haji Ramathan Mugalu, senior UMSC management officials, all Regional Kadhis and District Kadhis among others.Among the notable personalities present were Hon. Vincent Ssempijja – the Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Haruna Kasolo – State Minister for Micro Finance, area MPs, RDCs and leaders of other faiths.