Hajji Abbas Sekyanzi Muluubya has assumed the esteemed role of Secretary General at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC). Before his appointment, Muluubya served as a special nominee of His Eminence the Mufti, representing the Eastern Buganda Muslim Region in the General Assembly and National Executive Committee.
Muluubya, originally from Wandegeya, a suburb in Kampala, belongs to the Nte (cow) clan in Buganda. He initiated his educational journey at the renowned Montessori Kampala Kindergarten and progressed to Nakasero Primary School. His academic path led him to Makerere University in Kampala, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Administration. He further expanded his academic horizons by obtaining a Master of Arts in International Development from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. In 2013, after spending 12 years in North America, Abbas returned to Uganda.
Muluubya has been actively involved in Ugandan Muslim affairs, both domestically and internationally, as a founding member of the Uganda American Muslim Association. His extensive knowledge of the history of Muslim leadership in Uganda, combined with his diverse background, has contributed to his success as a development practitioner in the private sector. His expertise encompasses programmatic and financial management and administrative and technical operations.
Currently, Muluubya serves at the Africa Region office in Kampala for the New York-based Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR). In this role, he spearheads program development efforts for the entire African continent. During his time in the United States, he held positions with UPS Supply Chain Solutions in various locations, including Boston, Massachusetts, Dulles, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as an Imports Manager for International Trade Services and Customs Brokerage. He also worked with EchoStar Satellite/DISH Network LLC in Denver, Colorado, in the role of Training and Documentation Specialist.
In the 1990s, Muluubya supervised and coordinated the implementation of the European Development Fund (EDF) micro-projects program for the reconstruction of the Luwero Triangle. This initiative successfully completed health and education facilities, many of which were of Muslim origin, and provided micro-investment loans to individuals. The schools supported during this period included Hassan Tourabi – Bweyogerere Secondary School, Kassanda Secondary School, Kibibi Secondary School, Bukandula Secondary School, Budde Secondary School, among others.
Muluubya is a devout and practicing Muslim known for his integrity and reliability. He is married and brings a vision of enhancing UMSC’s management and administrative systems, visibility, hands-on participation, and impressive growth at all levels. He envisions achieving these objectives by aligning tasks with the teachings of the Quran and Hadith, the National Vision 2040, and the UMSC Strategic Framework. These efforts will build upon the Council’s accomplishments, goals, and objectives.
Muluubya emphasizes the importance of having a Secretary General who is fully committed to the success and improvement of the Council’s work. With his wealth of experience, strong personality, and educational background, he is determined to ensure that the organization exceeds expectations. As per the Quranic verse, “La Yukallifullahu Nafsan Illa Wus’aha” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:286), which means Allah does not burden a soul beyond what it can bear.