The Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, has sacked Sheikh Abdulaziz Hussein, his assistant in charge of the Northern Uganda Muslim Region, for failing to coordinate Muslims in the region.
Mubaje announced the decision during his tour of Lango Muslim District recently.
“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 organise 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 housed 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, Mubaje and his delegation inspected the UMSC property comprising Lira P7 Primary School, Ojwina Seed Secondary School, Holy Quran Memorization-Tahfiz Centre, a mosque, and a Health Center III, which was opened by President Museveni some years ago.
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.