Assalam Alaikum dear brothers and sisters, Ramadhan Karim and Eid Mubarak InshAllah, I am still struggling with my health, truly it is not pleasant but it is not life threatening, with consistent prayers I will be fine mashAllah. Kati ndiko bulungi newandibadde nga nkyatuddeyo ebbanga ariwera. The Dr insists that I should be near him because every visit I make to the Dr, he changes the dose after measuring the state of my recovery.
IUIU PROBLEMS AND RESPONSE TO PROF. MUKWANASON HYUHA
I have carefully gone through the message Hyuha sent to UMBS. Since this saga erupted I have resisted making comments because honestly I am down with serious health complications and not so close to this issue.
I’m therefore writing not to thank Mr.Mukwanason for the content of his mail but rather the civilised way he presented it.
About Shekh Muzaata: It seems many people do not understand Muzaata the way I do. if you visited Butabika hospital on a public holiday and find a health worker in a casual dress, you will take the image that the person you have seen is also mad because of the way he acted towards the patients in that hospital.
I am sure when Sheikh Muzaata goes home he reflects on his words and let me tell you he feels that pain of doing a dirty job but the dilemma he finds himself in is the absence of any other option to which he would gladly belong as a member.
Because of the mad nature of some of the actions by some Muslim leaders, accompanied by no visible sanctions, Muzaata fills in that gap as a mad man. In fact the reasons given to criticise him are the same reason I painfully accept his way. Honestly Muzaata is just doing what many of us cannot do.
Let us pray that the dust settles then we shall sit down and correct each other in a normal way rather than looking at big Sheikhs acting erroneously and we all fear to boldly confront them and instead discourage those who have the courage we lack to do it. Let our leaders stop bad behaviour Muzaata will instantly stop mad action.I hope you read the Tarekh of the actions of Saidina Umar which were often regarded as mad actions.
I have had the news regarding the issue of Islamic Banking and the words of Dr. Museveni indicating his willingness to learn more from the sheikhs how this system works and also to direct what he called his team to look into the matter.
All the above sounds flowery but it is not easy to happen during the rule of Dr. Museveni because I think he either forgot or he was simply duping the Muslims. Dr. Museveni knows all too well what the concept is all about. I am suspicious that his intelligence informed him about a group of Ugandans who launched this project in Uganda led by Haj Isa Lukwago formerly from Bank of Uganda through a company called MIDSOC, it was formally registered and had started preliminary operations as a forex bureau on Nkrumah Road here in Kampala.
I also think that Dr. Museven most likely received a brief at least from his Prime Minister Mr. Mbabazi, Governor Mutebire or some other member of his confidant team that through their National Bank of Commerce had brokered a deal with one Abudhabi Islamic Bank to start Islamic Banking in Uganda. It could even be true that Dr. Museveni met with the representative of the said Abudhabi Bank called Ahmed Darwish who has been to Uganda more than once to enhance this project but in vain. I personally met Ahmed Darwish more than three times and never missed to caution him about the nature of the human beings he was dealing with. The last I heard about the project was that the money injected into the National Bank of Commerce had been lent to Mr. Amos Nzei and that following economic pot holes Nzei did not perform well and that there was a proposal by Dr. Mutebire advising the Bank of Commerce to write off the debt from Nzei and consider it as a bad one.
It is against this back ground that I welcome the new initiative but with dark glasses because I think the leader of our republic is not one who forgets so quickly to convince me that he did not know enough about Islamic Banking.
Let us watch the two sides mine and that of those who believed the Commander in Chief is sincere this time around.
Meanwhile concentrate on your normal business do not waste your quality time on a clever story which has been crafted to divert you from other achievable
MUSLIMS MISSING OUT ON GOVT POSITIONS
I am trying to discourage you from turning privileges into rights. All the appointments you see in Government are not a matter of right they are either privileges or favours you should stop crying for them. Instead take your children to school, be honest people and work hard the rest will work out naturally.
I know of a country where individuals are requested to join government and many times they either refuse or agree on a time line within which to serve normally 2 to 4 years and in this country things are moving so smoothly and pretty fast. Kindly let Dr. Museveni do his assignments his own way, the day honest and just people will come to power EVEN IF THEY ARE NONE MUSLIMS they will realign the nation but not now.
Did you know how many military helicopters Uganda had? But now you know it owned a few and that some have sadly been lost with Ugandans of hidden names perishing. There are thousands of things you are not aware about and that is why you do not cry for them. Strangely they are more vital than the positions you are clamouring for.
Kindly follow up on our rights forget privileges and favours the leader in power deliberately hates you do not bother him with your cries.
What I mean is that there are people who are naturally unfair they thrive on creating patronage not fair distribution. During times of rule by such individuals you don’t ask them to be fair to you. They do not know it in their language but there is a window which forces them to do what must be done.
Take an example of people like myself, kasolo of kyotera, Yahaya Gudoi of Mbale Fungaro of koboko, Huda of Yumbe, Hood Katuramu, Sulaiman Balyejjusa of kamuli erias Lukwago of Kabungo even the fairy known like Latif Ssebagala or Nsereko Muhammad, just for a mention were not favoured but they squeezed themselves into positions of critical responsibility by the power of their people.
You remember the story ofHajji Kaddunabbi(Butamabala), when elections became muddy in his constituency he entered the lane of turbo engine vehicles and in the end he qualified as a senior racer not by favour but by the strength of ijtihad.
Take the broader angle of all religions. Do you think Najjemba Muyinda was given a favour, Rose Mamayanja or Nantaba never mind the tittle Hon; these are silently powerful individuals who tie the hands of the Ssabagabe and he fixes them by the force of fear and this force is fully supported by their own people?
Even the Speaker of Parliament today, the beloved Kadaaga, was not favoured to become one not even at constituency level and you still can see the way she is fighting her lame handed opponents. The list is long of self-propelling people: Nandala, Alaso, Namboze, Ssemuju, Wamai, Tana, Amriat etc are not there by favour but by force.
When Muslims learn to venture into positions as clear nationalists, they will legitimately occupy offices and because they are commanded by Allah to be just and fair then they will establish equity; Otherwise the idea of crying to someone who ate poor people’s cows during the war and the best he can do today is to send them to micro finance institutions to borrow money instead of paying them back.
It is no longer a matter of Muslim vs grabbing, there are Muslims occupying quality Christian offices just cross Kampala road and enter Centenary Bank, why because the owners of the Institution are fair human beings.
Hajji Hussein Kyanjo
UMBS member in Dubai