By our reporter
The Muslim community of Bushenyi- Ishaka Municipality wants parliament to institute an investigation into the management of the Basajja Balaba Mosque and the alleged unlawful occupation of the mosque by the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF).
In a petition presented by the national female youth mp, hon. Anna Adeke Ebaju during plenary sitting on 23th may2019, the Muslim community claims that the continued unlawful occupation of the mosque by the army infringes on their right to freedom of worship.
Adeke Ebaju said that parliament should urge government to immediately order UPDF to vacate the mosque.
She also urged government to investigate the unprofessional conduct of the Police and army in regards to interference in management and administration of Bushenyi main mosque.
The deputy speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, referred the matter to the appropriate committee for investigation.
He also referred the issues addressed to government to the prime minister for appropriate action.
In March 2018, the army deployed at the mosque following attacks by warring Muslim groups.
Muslims were accusing district Kadhi Mubarak Kateinama and his staff of poor management and misusing mosque property including finances, buildings and land.
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