Kigezi Muslims decry of Government Neglect

By Moses Agaba

Muslim communities in Kigezi Sub Region are decrying the government’s neglect in the education sector as there is no school under the Uganda Muslims supreme council- UMSC   foundation in Rukiga District.

Hajji Issa Tindyebwa the Kabale District Uganda Muslim Supreme council chairperson says that as the Muslim community in Rukiga the government has neglected them a lot mostly in the education sector as there is no primary school that is under the Uganda Muslims supreme council-UMSC as the only school they have is Rukiga Muslim Nursery and Primary school which   he says was begun by the Muslim community in 2017 as its limping.

He says as Muslim faithful in Rukiga are in fear that the religion might perish due to lack of Muslim founded schools.

Sheikh Kabu Lule the Kabale Muslim District Khadh asks government come to their rescue and support their school they founded In 2017 has now 497 pupils but they are struggling with no classrooms, desks and money to pay teachers.

They   said this on Saturday during the fundraising function for   the construction of   Rukiga Muslim Nursery and Primary school   that was held at the Rukiga Muslim County headquarters in Kitanga Kashambya Sub County Rukiga District.

Robert Mbabazi Kakwerere the Rukiga LC5 Boss assured the Muslim leadership that as the district they are in plans to take over Rukiga Muslim Nursery and Primary school to be a government aided school .

Dr Sylvia Alinaitwe the National Water and Sewerage Corporation Deputy Managing Director  appaulded the good working relationship that is between the  muslim community in rukiga  with other  religions saying that  working together is the best way to go if they want to see development i the area they should not allow those that want to divided them

Hajji Jaffer Basajabalaba the Bushenyi LC5 chairperson while speaking as the guest of honor  he   discouraged  the Muslim community in Rukiga  from participating in sectarian politics but rather work with other religions in the district  saying that undermines the  development  and growth of the religion

“What has amazed me here is to find that even the Kitanga catholic parish priest if here as well the Kitanga church of Uganda priest this is the best way to work with each other sectarian   tendencies should stop for us in Bushenyi we did it long ago   we now have a secondary schools , Primary schools and a university but when I was  in primary school even the ones that you have here were far better that what we had in Bushenyi  but we worked hard  “. Said Hajji Basajabalaba.

He asked the Muslims to support the NRM government and President Museveni for 2026 saying that for him he is on  Tova kumain am for President Museveni but you can’t tell me  that you love President Museveni and you don’t like his son Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba let them   sort themselves then they will tell whom to support .

During the function Ugx 85 million shillings was raised in cash and pledges where Ugx 63m was in cash where Dr Slyvia Alinaitwe and friends gave them Ugx 50m.

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