The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan
Mubaje has bragged about the newly appointed Regional Kadhis, saying they are
highly qualified and competent enough to steer Muslim leadership to the next
According to Sheikh Mubaje, Muslims have long
been undermined because of bad leadership, but this is bound to change with the
appointment of competent people in positions of authority.
“If you have been befriending me with the hope
of being appointed without qualifications forget it. We can remain friends and
eat out food. But no one will be appointed without the right qualifications,”
Sheikh Mubaje said this during the inauguration
of Sheikh Mustapha Lule Khamis as the East Buganda Regional Kadhi at Kasana
school playground in Luweero town council on Friday.
The Mufti explained that the leadership of
Uganda Muslim Supreme Council resolved to establish the offices of Regional
Kadhis to improve service delivery and spur development among Muslims.
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The regions include East Buganda,
Busoga, Bunyoro, West Nile, Eastern Uganda, and Ankole-Kigezi among others. According
to Sheikh Mubaje, Regional Kadhis will be semi-autonomous and will oversee and
the operations of District Kadhis under their jurisdiction.
Speaking at the same event, the newly sworn in East Buganda Regional Kadhi, Sheikh Mustapha Lule
Khamis promised to pay allegiance to the Mufti of Uganda and uphold the
constitution of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council-UMSC.
He listed the
construction of the Regional Center at Kiyana village along Bombo-Ndejje road
as his top priority.
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East Buganda Region comprises Luweero, Nakaseke, Nakasongola,
Kayunga, Kyankwanzi, Kiboga, Wakiso and Kayunga districts.
Alhaji Abdul Nadduli, the Minister without
Portfolio who represented President Yoweri Museveni at the inauguration
ceremony, said the appointment of Regional Kadhis is a good idea and equated it
to the Federal system demanded by Buganda Kingdom.
He said that he was delighted that all those appointed as
Regional Kadhis are educated and competent enough to kick start the Regional
Nadduli handed over Shillings 50 million donated by President
Yoweri Museveni to kickstart construction of the Regional Center.
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About Sheikh Mustapha Lule Khamis
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in
Sharia from Al Azhar University in Egypt, Diploma in Computer Maintenance from
Al-Saif International Academy in Egypt and Certificate in Scientific miracles
from the Quran and Noble Hadith from the World Muslim League in Cairo, Egypt.
Prior to his
appointment as Regional Kadhi, Sheikh Lule served as the Kadhi of Luweero
Muslim district. He relinquished the post to Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa who is
serving in acting capacity. Sheikh Mulindwa is also a graduate of Al Azhar University in Egypt.