The spokesperson of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), Hajji Nsereko Mutumba, has decried minimal placing of Muslims in Government positions. While addressing a press conference at UMSC headquarters at Old Kamapla, Mutumba appreciated the NRM National Chairman, President Yoweri Museveni, for increasing the number of Muslim RDCs.
This website has seen an article Mutumba wrote in the New Vision of November 10, 2015 titled “Let us be sincere, Muslims have benefitted from NRM”.
In the article, Mutumba recounted the successes that Muslims have been part of under NRM right from inception of its NRA struggles in the 1980s.
“In this period, especially following the capture of power by NRA in 1986, Muslims have directly and indirectly benefitted a lot from the various programmes put in place by President Museveni’s leadership. The only challenge has been failure by the concerned government officials to document and disseminate the NRM government’s contributions to the political, academic and economic empowerment of Muslims in Uganda,” the good thing Hajji noted, before pointing out the prominent appointees in Government such as Dr. Sulaiman Kiggundu, late Abubakar Kakyama Mayanja, Hajat Abbey Balunzi Mukwaya, Jaberi Bidandi Ssali, Haji Kirunda Kivejinja, Haji Aziz Kasuja, Hajat Saida Bbumba, Haji Moses Kigongo, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu, Rukia Nakadama, Gen. Moses Ali Gen. J.J Odong, Wasswa Balunywa.
Below is the link to the video of Hajji Nsereko Mutumba
He noted the mutual friendship Museveni has with the Muslims community and the free environment of worship and enterprise that has seen Muslims succeed in business.
He also appreciated Museveni’s contribution towards reconciliation among Muslim sects, the completion of several mosque projects and recognition of Islamic banking.
In his latest comments in which he calls for fairness, Mutumba reminds the National Chairman about renovating the mosque at Old Kampala.
On jobs placing, the practice in Government structures is merit-based unless indicated in the recruitment procedure that religious-orientation is among criteria in consideration.