The titular head of Muslims in Uganda Prince Kassim Nakibinge has said that there are ongoing negotiations and interactions with different sections of the tabliqs (salaf) in a bid to end the hostilities and misunderstanding among different muslim groups in the country.
While addressing Muslims at a reception at his home in Kibuli, Nakibinge noted that the ongoing talks are bearing fruits.
He said they have started harmonising their positions all in the name of having peace and security among all the different Muslim groups in Uganda.
“We have agreed that, let have our differences put aside and promote peace and unity among us,” he said.
He noted that no time should be wasted in fighting one another over nothing.
“Our detractors are taking advantages of all these misunderstanding and causing mayhem,” he added.
He thanked the ministry of the Education and Sports through the permanent secretary Alex Kakooza for the good working relationship with muslim fraternity.
“There was a time when many people thought that we are going to have issues in the education sector of muslim founded schools,” he noted.
He added that people should understand that muslims are easy to deal with when there is a good working relationship.
On the issue of Islamic banking he noted that those who have issues with it or do not know anything about it, need to interact with authorities in Bank of Uganda.
“Let them give them a tutorial and understanding of what Islamic banking is all about, “he said.
He added that Islamic banking is everywhere in the world even in Britain and cannot make one convert to Islam.
He said Islamic banking is one of the many products that Bank of Uganda decided to bring on the market as away to deepen the financial sector.