Mufti Mubajje says the appointment of Muslim leaders will be based on competence not friendship
Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje, Mufti of Uganda says he will not elect Muslim leaders based on friendship but competence.
According to Mubajje, some Muslim leaders were elected based on friendship, yet they don’t possess the required expertise which has affected the Islamic faith development in the country.
Mubajje’s remarks were made at Kasana Umea Primary School, during the inauguration ceremony of Sheikh Mustapha Lule Khamis as the first East Buganda Regional Kadhi.
He also said that Muslim sect today needs educated and competent leaders.
“If you have been befriending me with the hope of being appointed without qualification, forget it. We can remain friends and eat our food, but no one will be appointed without the right qualifications,” Mubajje said.
Mubajje said he trusts the newly appointed members that they will perform up to their expectation because they have the required competence and qualification to steer up Islamic religion in Uganda.
In addition, Mubajje said the Regional Kadhis will be working independently and also watch over Muslim businesses in their leadership.
“Uganda Muslim Supreme Council resolved to institute the office of Regional Kadhis to improve and decentralise service delivery and development among Muslims,” Mubajje said.
Mubajje relatedly called upon Muslim in East Buganda Region to adopt programs offered by UMSC, saying that they are designed to create unit and advance Muslims to the next level.
In his remarks after the inauguration, Sheikh Mustapha Lule Khamis vowed to be obedient to Mubajje as well as nurturing UMSC Constitution.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who was represented by the Minister Without Fort Polio, Haji Abdul Naduli offered 50 million shillings to facilitate the project of East Buganda Region which is comprised of Kayunga, Wakiso, Nakasongola, Luwero, Kyankwanzi, Kiboga and Luwero Districts.
However, addressing the congregation Hajji Naduli said that appointing Regional Kadhis is a good move, and also said the government is willing to support such projects because it’s one way of promoting decentralisation in Uganda.