Yesterday 2nd May thousands of Muslims across the country on flocked to several mosques and other worship places to celebrate Eid al’fitr.
For two years, there has been a limited number of worshippers following the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Kabale District the Khadhi, Sheik Khabu Lule decried the hiked prices of essential commodities like soap and asked the government to immediately intervene.
He also tasked the government to crack down on online business scams which have fleeced unsuspecting people of their money.
He said hundreds of people in the Kigezi region including business operators, security officers, teachers, and religious leaders were enticed into investing money in an online cryptocurrency company; Bridge Water Stocks.
He says that they were assured of receiving profits, but the company shutdown unexpectedly in February.
The Kadhi of Tororo district, Ibrahim Raganyi Asante asked the government to reign over skyrocketing commodity prices in the country. Speaking at the Masjid Noor grounds in Tororo town, Raganyi said that a section of unscrupulous business people are hoarding commodities to make the goods scarce in the market which has led to a rise in prices.
Sheikh Mudathiru Gibedya, the Imam of Masjid Bilal in Mbale city also appealed to the government to ensure that the prices of commodities are reduced.
Ahamad Yusuf Masaba, the Bugisu Muslim District Khadhi who led the prayers asked the government to clarify to Ugandans about the controversial coffee deal.
In Luwero, the District Kadhi Ramadhan Mulindwa asked the government to recognize the Kadhi courts to address case backlogs. Mulindwa who led prayers at Kasana Mosque in Luwero town council said although the courts are provided for in the constitution, the government is yet to recognize and operationalize them.
He added that the courts operating under sharia laws can help to solve family disputes and reduce cases that are brought before secular courts.
The Katikamu North Member of Parliament Denes Sekabira backed the request saying it will also minimize domestic wrangles due to delayed judgments from secular courts.
Ahmed Rashid, Imam Hadijah Bostan Mosque, Katabi Parish in Entebbe municipality said Muslims should resolve their disputes to ensure a united community. He added that Muslims should also be charitable amidst the rising cost of commodities such as soap, cooking oil, fuel among others.