Iganga Muslim Supreme Office Accused of Selling Muslim Land

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Members of the Namalemba Twale claim that Iganga Muslim Supreme Council unlawfully sold 1.5 acres of land at Masgid Taqwa located in Namalemba trading centre in Namalemba Sub County to Muzamir Bogere Marijani, a business man.

Iganga District Muslim Supreme Council has been accused of selling Muslim property in Namalemba Twale in Bugweri county of Iganga district.
 
Members of the Namalemba Twale claim that Iganga Muslim Supreme Council unlawfully sold 1.5 acres of land at Masgid Taqwa located in Namalemba trading centre in Namalemba Sub County to Muzamir Bogere Marijani, a business man.
 
Issa Mayungule, a resident of Idhinda village in Namalemba Sub County, claims the land was sold for 2.5 million shillings to the businessman.
 
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The Namalemba Twale Muslim community wants the 2.5 million shillings accounted for. The land was sold in 2010.
 
But Yusuf Kisambira Kasenene, a representative of Iganga Uganda Muslim supreme council Khadhi, insists that the land was not sold. He says the land was leased to Bogere Marijani.
 
Kisambira says 1.5 acres of land was leased to Muzamir Bogere Marijani after consultation with some members of the Muslim community in April 2010.  He says the leasing of the land was done in line with the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council - UMSC constitution, which stipulates that the district Khadhi shall be in charge of UMSC property at the districts.
 
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Kasenene says the council is yet to decide on how to use the 2.5 million shillings.
 
 
Muzamir Bogere the buyer says he has waited for four years to develop his land while facing resistance from muslims from Namalemba Twale until he acquired all documents of lease ownership from the Iganga district supreme council offices.
 
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This explanation isn't enough to satisfy the demands of the members of Namlemba Twale Muslims.
 
Hussein Waluguma, a Namalemba Twale member from Namalemba village, says the members did not sanction any of the developments made by the Iganga district supreme council. He has drafted a letter to the Iganga high court to demand that the district supreme council office explains its actions and accountability.

The call for greater accountability in the management of Muslim has also been made by some of the Muslims across the country.