UMSC Boss bids farewell to South Sudan Islamic Council

By: Habib Mustafa

Juba, South Sudan: The National Chairman of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, Prof. Dr. Alhaj Muhamadi Lubega Kisambira yesterday bid farewell to the South Sudan Muslim Council (SSUC) at the conclusion of his three days of working visit in South Sudan.

During his visit, the UMSC Chairman held meetings with the Secretary General of the South Sudan Islamic Council – Sheikh Abdallah Baraj, Uganda’s Ambassador in South Sudan – H.E Ronnie Balya, the Vice president of South Sudan in charge of the services cluster (Education, Health, Water and tourism among others) H.E Hussein Abdulbagi among others.

During the meeting, the two discussed matters regarding the uplifting of the social economic standards of Muslims of both Uganda and South Sudan in the fields of education, Health, Daawa, religious activities, research, data collection and management, faith tolerance, strengthening Council structures, systems and financing among others.

The Vice president stressed the need to invite more Muslim and other religion-based investors to South Sudan to invest in Education, Health, Daawa, Research and other sectors.

Later in the evening, the National Chairman of UMSC was also hosted at a farewell dinner organized by the South Sudan Islamic Council at the high-rise Pyramid Hotel in Juba.

Among the dignitaries present was the Secretary General of South Sudan Islamic Council, Sheikh Abdallah Baraj Rual Kuot, the Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Jarnabi Khamis Mursal, the Senior commissioner of the Uganda police at the Uganda Embassy Juba Scp Moses Sakira, His Excellency Sheikh Twaha Uthuman Musa, the special envoy to the Mufti of Uganda Sheikh, Dr Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje and many other dignitaries.

They thanked him for honouring their invitation and the very eye-opening motivational speeches he offered to several Muslim and central government audiences that will likely lift the standard and operations of the SSIC. The Secretary General of the SSIC on behalf of the Muslim fraternity offered him an SSIC inscribed robe and Certificate of gratification among other gifts including a certificate of appreciation among others.

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