IS MAMA FINA A MUSLIM OR SEEING HAJJ NSEREKO SEBULIBA LEADING A GROUP OF ARTISTS, MEAN ISLAM

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Mama Fina is the leader of the Traditional Healers Association in Uganda

People like mama fina are confusing our people so much. If i had political power, i would find a way to legislate against witchcraft in the country though it is practically difficult to do so. It was done in countries such Romania when it became a real problem for the society but it may be a tall order to climb in a society such as Uganda.

When AIDS/HIV surfaced in Uganda in the early 1980s, people used to think it was witchcraft- which led to the quick death of several of our people. People used to attribute AIDS/HIV, like they are still doing by attributing mental illness, to ancestral influence, witchcraft, evil spirits and/or bad luck. Bunyoro and Tooro were the biggest culprits during the AIDS times. In the Tooro areas of Kyarusozi and Kijura, AIDS was treated as an epidemic of witches and cannibals eating up bodies of people.

If Museveni  as our leader comes out and spreads the anti-witchcraft evangelism like he did with AIDS, this may also help reduce stuff like child sacrifice in the country, but few politicians are willing to take such risks. Why he and other public leaders are sitting back about this, I don’t know really. However, it’s important that the ‘emiti emito’ or young kids are taught through the school curriculum and family ciircles from day one that Satanism and witchcraft are ideals which only create enemity between relatives , friends and the general society. That’s why religious studies like Islam and CRE need to be strengthened in schools as much as possible.

Witchcraft did not start in Africa or Uganda. What we must know is that witchcraft was and still is part of the western community but because of the enlightenment and economic development of the population, it is not a strong influence as it is in developing regions like Uganda. Otherwise crimes such as using evil spirits in order to find the whereabouts of hidden treasure were fairly common in England’s history. Haven’t you heard of Edmund Hunt case in 1590 who was prosecuted for witchcraft? There was also a lot of witchcraft among the Welsh communities.

In other words, to reduce on the influence of witchcraft, you need to have a better economy and good educational background as it is in Europe. If Ugandans are still poor, then this problem will keep hanging over our heads. People will go into L.Victoria to look for money. The educated are either just plain stupid  or ‘mentally ill’ to still waste time with these things.

Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba

United Kingdom

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About Uganda Muslim Brothers and Sisters

Uganda Muslim Brothers and Sisters (UMBS) was started as a discussion forum in 2010 by a Ugandan Muslim, Abbey Semuwemba, based in the United Kingdom. The main aim at the time was to encourage all Muslims to come together and discuss anything on their minds. It was started with only about 200 members but gradually, however, membership expanded to more than 6000 people in different countries, and so the need arose for formal operational guidelines. UMBS is building itself to become the national umbrella organisation dedicated to the common good, to the betterment of the Muslim community and country. It was formed after several years of wide-ranging consultation and careful planning by a group of Muslims that discussed Islamic affairs online regularly. It intends to bring together all representatives of different Muslim organisations in Uganda to meet up on annual basis to discuss the affairs of Muslims in Uganda. The need to coordinate efforts on wider issues of common concern became apparent in the course of the feud that developed between Muslim leaders after the sale of Muslim properties in Uganda. This created a climate of distrust and non-cooperation between many diverse groups in the country.

4 responses »

  1. Hey Abbey Kibirige Semuwemba, I think you are stupid. You are surely a looser. You go back home and ask around your family about the real Gods of Buganda. Stop your nonses.

  2. THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU GAVE US FOR THE CAR SHADE AND RAZOR WIRE FENCE IT IS BEING LONG SINCE WE WORKED FOR YOU WHEN ARE WE COMING TO INSTALL THE CCTV CAMERAS AND THE FENCE FOR YOUR SCHOOL AT MUKONO.

  3. I totally agree with u Semuwmba, that it is high time the Government started preaching the anti witch craft gospel. It is eating too much in our society. However, l would advise that we start with ourselves say from our families, by preaching against it to our children. Hope that works for us.

    Regards Hajat Sarah

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