The President of Uganda His Excellency Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has congratulated Lwengo District Muslims upon getting a new District Kadhi Shk. Ismail Ibrahim Kibuule.
Sheikh Ismail Kibuule was sworn in during a ceremony held on Wednesday 28th August 2019 at Lwengo Muslim District Headquarters in Lwengo Town. The ceremony was presided over by His Eminence the 2nd Deputy Mufti of Uganda Shk. Muhamad Ali Waiswa who represented His Eminence the Mufti of Uganda Shk. Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje.
In a speech read for him by the State Minister for Lands Hon. Persis Namuganza, President Museveni said;
“I thank all Lwengo District Muslim leaders and the organisers of this event for their dedication to organise an event that will see a servant of God take on leadership”.
He urged all Muslims in Lwengo to accord Shk. Ismail Kibuule the necessary cooperation he needs to serve and fulfil his leadership role, noting that;
“If you don’t, he will only be discouraged and this will lead to demolishing what your own hands have built”.
President Museveni also appreciated the efforts of the late Shk. Juma Muwesi, the former Lwengo Muslim District Kadhi for the good work of uniting the Muslim community in this area, and mobilising the population towards supporting government programs during his tenure of service.
“Government recognises his great contribution to development throughout his term of service” the President stated in his speech.
To the new District Kadhi, the President said;
“You have been ushered into this office by the Grace of God. The trust that the people have in you to further the Muslim cause of spirituality, nurturing God’s people in unity, love and to further the cause of Islamic responsibility to the best of your abilities is the greatest challenge you have in your term of service”.
The President also used the occasion to hail Muslims for their contribution to national development;
“I hail the Islamic based faith establishment for their contribution to Uganda’s development. Your works are visible and appreciated and I commend the able leadership team under Uganda Muslim Supreme Council. I applaud the good relationship between the Muslims of Uganda with the state and other faiths” he said
The President who was in Japan on the swearing in day pledged a car to the office of the new District Kadhi and promised to invite him to the State House in the near future.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Shk. Muhamad Waiswa said UMSC believes in the abilities of Shk. Ismail Kibuule to consolidate the Muslim unity that currently prevails in Lwengo Muslim District.
He lauded members of other faiths who graced the occasion and urged Shk. Ismail Kibuule to maintain warm relations with leaders of other faiths as well as the local government leadership.
He also commended the President Museveni for his continued support towards UMSC’s ongoing Muslim unity and development programs.
The UMSC Secretary General Hon. Ramadhan Mugalu urged Shk.Ismail to deliver, noting that he had been given responsibilities, not just a title.
Present at the ceremony were local government leaders of Lwengo, the Catholic and Anglican faith leaders the area members of parliament who included Hon. Muyanja Mbabaali the Member of Parliament Bukoto South – Lwengo District.
A brief Bio of Shk. Ismail Ibrahim Kibuule
He was born in 1970 to the late Ibrahim Ntambala and Madina Nannono in Busubi Village, Busubi Parish, Kisekka Sub-County Lwengo District.
He holds a certificate in Thanawi from Bugembe Islamic Institute and a Diploma in Business studies Uganda College of Commerce Nakawa (now MUBS).
He sat for his O’level at Bilal Islamic.
He attended Lubanda Islamic Primary School, Bijaaba Islamic Primary School and Kabigi Islamic Primary School from where he sat his PLE.
He has held various leadership positions within and outside UMSC as an Imam, teacher, mobiliser, secretary, spokesperson, Chairman etc. He has promoted and taught Islamic studies and Arabic in many schools (both Muslim and secular) in Lwengo.
He is described as a man of the people, God fearing, good mobiliser, welcoming, hardworking, implementer, self motivated, team player and pragmatic.
His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s Speech on the occasion of the inauguration of Shk. Ismail Ibrahim Kibuule as the new District Kadhi of Lwengo Muslim District – as read by Hon. Persis Namuganza on Wednesday 28th August 2019
All Muslim leaders present
Leaders of other religious denominations
The Political leadership of this area
All dignitaries, ladies and gentlemen
It’s a pleasure joining Lwengo Muslim community at this important function of inaugurating a new Lwengo Muslim District Kadhi Shk. Ismail Ibrahim Kibuule.
I thank you for the invitation extended to me to attend this great occasion.
I congratulate the people of Lwengo upon getting a new District Kadhi.
I thank all Lwengo district Muslim leaders and the organisers of this event for their dedication to organise an event that will see a servant of God take on leadership.
I encourage all of you to accord him necessary cooperation to serve and fulfil his leadership role, for if you do not, he will only be discouraged and this will be leading to demolishing what your own hands have built.
I also take this opportunity to appreciate the efforts of the late Shk. Juma Muheesi, the former Lwengo District Kadhi for the good work of uniting the Muslim community in this area, and mobilising the population towards supporting government programs during his tenure of service.
Government recognises his great contribution to development throughout his term of service.
The new District Kadhi Shk. Ismail Ibrahim Kibuule, you have been ushered into this office by the Grace of God. The trust that the people have in you to further the Muslim cause of spirituality, nurturing God’s people in unity, love and to further the cause of Islamic responsibility to the best of your abilities is the greatest challenge you have in your term of service.
I pray that you will lean of God for wisdom, knowledge, understanding and direction to instruct and fulfil the task ahead of you as God Wills.
I congratulate you once again upon this achievement in your life.
Since time immemorial, the Muslim community in Uganda through faith has invested in development projects allover the country and directly supplemented government efforts aimed at human resource development, especially in the education sector, through projects like construction of hospitals, people centred economic empowerment projects, charitable organisations etc.
Standards of living of Ugandans have improved as a result of the Muslim community contribution.
Government is grateful for the contribution of the Islamic faith to the development of Uganda and I urge you to continue uplifting and improving other services sectors in the country.
I also encourage you to provide counselling to the youth, to nurture them to become useful citizens that will usher our nation to a viable transformation. Our young people should be taught the important values of honesty, human dignity, Godliness, anti-corruption, anti-sectarianism, unity, gender, respect and hard work.
These virtues commanded by the Quran will ensure a good future for our children; a sine qua non for a peaceful and developed nation.
We have a duty to raise a generation who are focused and have vision for this country. Descendants who are after their own selfish interests are confusing many of our young people, who do not know the history of our country, I am glad that Muslim youth have shown the spirit of development and shunned politicking, and I urge them to continue working hard.
The NRM government has introduced the Wealth Creation initiative and all Ugandans are expected to participate in order to alleviate poverty out of our households.
Government has played its mobilisation and supportive role by giving out seeds and seedlings, equipping artisan groups with machines, empowering women groups under the women entrepreneurship as well as skilling the youth.
It is incumbent upon all of us religious leaders, educationists, policy makers, civil society, public and private initiatives, and development stakeholders to work hard towards the goal of eradicating poverty and improving household incomes and be part of national development and peace building.
I hail the Islamic based faith establishment for their contribution to Uganda’s development. Your works are visible and appreciated and I commend the able leadership team under Uganda Muslim Supreme Council; I applaud the good relationship between the Muslims of Uganda with the state and other faiths.
Counting on your support, government will continue to ensure that there is always a peaceful environment that allows freedom of worship.