The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje, has claimed that some government officials are using money to keep the Muslims disunited.
Speaking during Eid al-Fitr prayers at Gadhafi National mosque at Old Kampala hill on Monday, 02 May 2022, Mubajje said on many occasions, government officials have been offering money to different factions and encouraging them to drift away from the leadership of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC).
He noted that although Muslims have internal problems which they have been trying to solve, all efforts to unite Muslims are made impossible by forces traced within the government who support different sections to achieve their personal, political and economic agendas.
He remarks before Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja who represented the government in the Eid prayers at the mosque.
But Nabbanja denied part of those fuelling the divisions. She added that as a leader, she is striving to ensure that there is harmony among Muslims.
She further informed the congregation that the government role is of nurturing reconciliation, by facilitating the up counting of Muslim elections which are geared to have one Muslim leadership in the country.
Recently, a delegation of Muslim leaders led by Mufti Mubaje met President Yoweri Museveni at State House Entebbe to report to him about their success in the reconciliation efforts that started over five years ago. In the meeting, the Mufti said there was an agreement reached between the factions and uniting as one body.
But the Kibuli based faction distanced itself from the efforts. They however noted that they are open to honest, genuine and sincere engagements leading to Muslim unity and quality service delivery to the Muslim community.
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