The Uganda Muslim Supreme Council – UMSC has formed a new Electoral Commission to in preparation for the election of a new general assembly.
The new commission headed by Hajji Ahmada Kayongo, was formed last week , hours before the old general assembly dissolved itself.
The old general assembly to which Hassan Basajjabalaba, was chairman until he was impeached in July this year, was dessolved today.
The Ahmada Kayongo Electoral Commission, is now supposed to come organize elections.
Other members on the commission are Swaleh Sowedi (Lango), Dalil Sebi Olege (Yumbe) for Northern region, Shaban Aluga who is the Secretary (Teso), Ahmada Masingano (Bugiri) from Eastern region, Sheikh Abubaker Musoke (Masaka), Hajji Sulait Sebbowa (Lwengo) from Central region, Abdul Kadir Byaruhanga (Rukungiri) and Haji Othman Kitunzi (Bunyoro) from Western region.
Hajji Sulaiman Musana, of the UMSC explained that the new chairman has already embarked on a countrywide tour alerting Muslim to prepare for elections.
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According to a communiqué from the UMSC, the new commission is supposed to come up with a road map for the elections of a new general assembly starting right from Mosque committees, sub-county and district committees.
The old general assembly created 24 districts, to take services nearer to the people.
In the Western region, new Muslim Council districts have been created in Masindi, Ntungamo, Ibanda, Bundibugyo and Kisoro.
In the Eastern region, the new districts have been created in Kumi, Sironko, Kotido, Butaleja, Mayuge and Bugiri.
In the Northern region new Muslim districts have been created in Koboko, Moyo, Apac, Kitgum and Yumbe. While in Buganda region new districts have been created in Kayunga, Nakasongola, Wakiso, Lwengo, Bukomansimbi, Sembabule and Mityana.