The government, through the Ministry of Public Service, is formulating a policy to provide transportation support to religious leaders. Wilson Muruli Mukasa, the Minister for Public Service, disclosed this information while representing President Yoweri Museveni at the consecration of Sheik Ghalib Hussein Talib, the assistant Mufti of Uganda for Bunyoro-Toro.
Muruli emphasized the significant role religious leaders play in mobilizing people, stating that this is the reason for government support. He revealed that the President has directed the Ministry of Public Service to devise a comprehensive formula for assisting religious leaders with transportation, regardless of their affiliation.
Furthermore, Muruli highlighted that the President wants a policy that cuts across religions, emphasizing the relevance and importance of religious leaders in the country.
The Ministry is actively working on the proposed formula, which will soon be presented to Cabinet for approval. Muruli acknowledged the positive contributions of religious leaders and noted that the President has historically provided transport support at the bishop level, expressing a desire to ensure the sustainability of this practice.
President Museveni has a tradition of gifting vehicles to religious and cultural leaders during their enthronement and consecrations nationwide.