MITYANA – Dr Kiiza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president who is also head of People’s Government, a political pressure group has tasked religious leaders to play a critical role in what he called liberating Uganda.
Besigye, MP Munyagwa Mubarak who is the Security Minister in the political group and Hajji Obed Kamulegeya, a member of the Council were on Friday attending Jummah and Duwa prayers at Masjid Hanan Al Mutweiry Malwa Mosque in Busujju, Mityana District.
People’s Government was invited by Imams and Muslims under the under Kakindu Mosque to appreciate their efforts in the struggle and also pray and intercede for them to fight on with courage and commitment.
In his message, Besigye said religion plays a critical role in liberation struggles, especially, where the people are convinced that one group of minority people dominates and subdues the majority, which he says contravenes divine law where all people are equal before God.
Before God, Besigye said, we are all equal and “therefore there is no reason why we should live in a country that serves few people and the majority are helpless.”
Busujju County Sheikh Muhammad Kagimu said the struggle for good governance is everyone’s duty stressing that Allah always honours efforts of those who never give up.
Munyagwa appealed to Muslims to remain focussed and support the People’s Government which he says has a good working relationship with Muslim leaders.
Sheikh Kagimu and Imams from Busujju County gifted Besigye a pregnant goat, a bunch of Matooke and a box of yellow bananas.