Moslems launch a mission to save Old Kampala Mosque and other property

KAWEMPE-A group of Moslems in the country led by Hon Latif Ssebagala Sengendo the former Parliamentary Imam and former Kawempe North Member of Parliament have organized special prayer at Kololo Ceremonial grounds with a view of savings their property which is at stake of being taken by a city businessman.

Gadaffi national Mosque (courtesy photo)

The property which court ordered to be attached by businessman Justus Kyabahwa as a result of Uganda Muslim Council’s failure to pay a 19.2 billion shillings debt include: Masjid Noor and shops), leasehold land 2771 Folio 2, Plot 5463 in Kyadondo, land at Kyanja, and a one square mile tract of land in Bukwe, Hoima. Also due for enforced sale is a one acre piece of land on Lubas Road in Jinja City; land in Mbale City; shares in Uganda Ranchers Ltd and Commercial Holdings Ltd, subsidiaries of the UMSC under which two square miles of land is owned in Migyera-Buluri and land in Entebbe opposite Victoria Mall.

In a letter dated Monday 4th December 2023, directed to the Director in charge of the ceremonial grounds, Ssebagala requested for the permission on behalf of his other colleagues to be allowed to use the Venue on Friday 8th December 2023 , for special Juma prayers.

Hon. Latif Ssebagala Sengendo (Courtesy photo)

“We therefore request your good office for KOLOLO Ceremonial Grounds venue for the afore mentioned event from 10:00am to 4:00pm.” reads part of the letter

Latif has also went ahead and written to the Inspector General of Police Martin OKoth Ochola , requesting informing him about the event at the same time seeking for security.

The two offices to which the letters have been addressed to , have already received the letter and fully acknowledged the reciept.

Last week, court of Appeal dismissed an application which was filed by Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC) seeking to stay the judgement and decree from High court civil suit No.505 of 2023 until the appeal resulting from the same is fully heard and disposed off.

Court in a judgement by Justice Christopher Gashirabake, noted that having perused all evidence presented to court , he made findings that there is no way through which the applicant was going to suffer irreparable damage if the order to stay is not issued.

UMSC has up to 22nd December 2023 to settle the alleged debt , failure of which all the above mentioned property will be auctioned by the businessman.


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