Namyalo rallies Muslim bazzukulu to fill up Kololo for dua prayers, Salaam Bank launch

Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo, the Head of Office of the NRM National Chairman (ONC) speaking to the media on Friday, March 222, 2024 at Kyambogo Officies (PHoto/ONC_Media)

Kampala, (UG):- The Office of the NRM National Chairman (ONC) manager, SPA/PA Hajjat Hadijah Namyalo Uzeiye has called on the Muslim community in Uganda to turn in large numbers at the upcoming Dua prayers scheduled for next Wednesday, March 27, at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala.

Speaking to the press at the ONC headquarters in Kyambogo on Friday afternoon, Hajjat Namyalo emphasized the importance of unity among Muslims, regardless of political affiliations, urging their active involvement in an event where President Yoweri Museveni will inaugurate the Salam Bank.

“I urge all Muslims, irrespective of their political shades, to show and be part of this event that will also see President Yoweri Museveni launch the Salaam Bank,” Namyalo emphasized.

Hajjat Namyalo said the Muslim community will utilise the chance to express gratitude towards the president, who is also NRM National Chairman for his key role in passing legislation on Islamic banking and his efforts in recovering Muslim properties.

“We will use the opportunity to thank the president for signing the law on Islamic banking in addition to showing gratitude for the efforts he has made to recover Muslim properties,” she said, adding that the event provides an opportunity for Muslims to engage with the president on poverty alleviation initiatives.

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The Special Ramadan Dua prayers, organized by the ONC under Hadijah Namyalo’s stewardship, are the first of a kind of that magnitude, marking a historic occasion uniting Muslims from all corners of Uganda.

Salaam Bank will be unveiled the bank during the event. It offers financial services adhering to Islamic principles, notably devoid of riba (interest).

Addressing concerns raised by Muslim leaders regarding riba, particularly in accessing government funds through the Parish Development Model (PDM), Hajjat highlighted the significance of Salaam Bank in providing credit support compatible with Islamic finance principles.

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She also promised a package to Muslims attending the event, saying; “InshaAllah, on the day, guests will go back home with packages to help aid their fasting period.”

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