By Byamukama Libino
Kabale Muslim District Supreme Council has today afternoon 31ST March 2023 supported vulnerable communities with food items and money as a way of boosting their livelihood.
Speaking to our reporter after the exercise which was held at Masjid Mosque in Kirigime ward southern Division Kabale Municipality.
The beneficiaries (20 people) who were chosen from the three mosques in kabale Municipality (Esoo, Rushaki and Kirigime) said that they most of the times have been sleeping with empty stomach and that were unable to start business on their own.
Nyiransabimana Ferederis, Tumukunde Fadi and Zawadi Nyinambonigaba residents of Rwakaraba, Rushaki and Kirigime respectively all in kabale municipality said that they were unable to get lunch and supper on a daily basis nor get money to startup businesses on their own.
They thanked the Kabale district Muslim council leadership for the good initiative most especially in this period where the country is in economic crisis.
Sheik Abdul Rashid Nshabohurira the secretary for zakha said that zakha is the third pillar of Islam and was put there before the fasting period mainly to help the vulnerable people.
He added that this is the first zakha in the new leadership and that those who contributed for zakha are from the municipality and so the beneficiaries.
The Kabale Muslim district Khadi, Sheik Kabu Lule said that those who got money will be revolving fund in order to help other vulnerable communities in the society.
He further revealed plans of extending the same aid in other districts of Rukiga and Rubanda.
Sheik Kabu Lule said that 10 people were given 10kgs of posho with an extra of 10,000shs and 50,000shs for those who wanted to start up small scale business