The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU), Public Relations Officer Ms. Rehma Kantono has called upon all the members of the Women Affairs League (WAL) to know their rights as young women.
While addressing the WAL members during the hand Over ceremony which took place on 8th January 2022, at IUIU Main campus in Mbale city, Ms. Kantono who graced the function as the Chief Guest urged the girl child in WAL to know their rights as women and also advised them to utilize the knowledge acquired from school to serve humanity.
“Know your rights as WAL members as well as a girl child of this generation, I know some of you have studied religion than me so use that knowledge to defend humanity, and also as WAL members, you should look for top Muslim women to come and mentor the girl child, teach them communication skills instead of teaching you how to lie beds,” she said.
She also told them to champion a campaign that will eradicate the rampant polytheism among the Muslim families in the community.
“As Members of the Women Affairs League, I request you to eradicate the increasing polytheism (Shirik) which is currently existing in the Muslim families and we shall be there to guide you,’’ she added.
His Excellency, Kakande Hafdwar the 34th Guild president of IUIU main Campus, who also attended the handover function, in his remarks, commended the WAL members for taking this voluntary responsibility, however, advised them to continue serving with commitment and the skills acquired will help them as good leaders.
“What brings together WAL and MSAU is the word voluntary, voluntary work is not easy to execute, but it will help you attain leadership skills and also change your mindset and leadership is about responsibility, and as a leader before doing something first ask yourself is the truth, is it beneficial and will it do goodwill and better friendship,” he advised.
Women Affairs League is a body under the Muslim Students’ Association of Uganda that operates in Higher Institutions aimed at making a girl child self-esteemed, confident, and giving hands-on skills to the girl child. It commenced in 2012 and currently, Nakitende Laila serves as lady vice president of WAL while Mrs. Namukwaya Aisha is the National patron.