The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, has relived Sheikh Abdulaziz Hussein from his duties as his assistant in charge of the Northern Uganda Muslim Region over a number of reasons.
Mubaje announced the decision during his tour of Lango Muslim District.
“He (Sheikh Abdulaziz Hussein) is relieved of his duties and I hereby appoint Sheikh Musa Khalili, who has been the Kadhi of Acholi Muslim District to serve as the acting Assistant to the Mufti in charge of Northern Muslim Region until another decision is taken. I appoint Sheikh Ismail Abdulazziz Muzamir Mandela to take over as the Acting Acholi District Kadhi until otherwise,” Mubaje declared.
He explained that Hussein didn’t raise to the expectations of the appointing authority as he miserably failed to organize and coordinate Muslim leaders under his jurisdiction.
“Worse still, he totally failed to adhere to the UMSC rules and regulations governing the management and accountability for UMSC properties as he adamantly with impunity took control of the popular Juba Market founded on UMSC land in the heart of Lira City as his personal and private entity where he has been collecting an unspecified amount of money for his personal use, “he said.
Prior to announcing the changes at Idi Amin Main Mosque in Lira city, Mubaje nd his delegation had a guided inspection of UMSC property comprising Lira P7 Primary School, Ojwina Seed Secondary School, Holy Quran Memorization-Tahfiz Centre, a Mosque, and a planned Health Center III, which was opened by President Museveni some years.
However, the facility is nonfunctional and currently in a sorry state. The mufti had a cordial interaction with the headteachers, members of staff, and the learners at Lira P7 Primary.
He noted with concern the sorry state of the health facility, which he was reliably informed was run down by a clique of Muslims under Sheikh Yusuf Balinda, who once served as the Kadhi of Lango before he was dropped due to gross indiscipline.
” This facility was built to provide health services to the communities. Really, how could an individual make it rot like this? Please help us to rectify this,” he pleaded with the local authorities.
On his part, Sheikh Ishaq Salim Nangoye, the Kadhi Lango Muslim District outlined several achievements and challenges he has faced since he assumed office.
He noted the acquisition of a title and construction of Idi Amin Main Mosque and others in various areas, Schools, and fixing of boreholes as some of his main achievements.
He revealed to the Mufti that one of the key issues affecting his administration is the unscrupulous individuals who have illegally taken over UMSC property leading to endless court battles.