Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda, officially presented a letter to Sheikh Abdurahman Afan Wakate, appointing him as the Kadhi of Kaliro Muslim District.
The appointment was announced during a brief function coinciding with the UMSC management committee meeting, held on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 in the Mufti’s office.
Sheikh Mubaje explained that this appointment was a result of resolutions reached during the recently concluded Majilis Ulama – the College of Eminent Sheikhs Meeting, held at the UMSC headquarters in Old Kampala.
“Following the nomination exercise conducted by the UMSC Electoral Commission, three candidates were selected by the Kaliro Muslim District Council in conjunction with Kaliro District College of Sheikhs. These candidates underwent rigorous scrutiny, and Sheikh Wakate successfully met the requirements outlined in the UMSC Constitution, leading to his appointment,” the Mufti said.
“To ensure harmony among the Muslim faithful in Kaliro Muslim District, it was also decided to appoint Sheikh Adinan Muhammad Isabirye who was in acting position as the Deputy with immediate effect,” he added.
Sheikh Mubaje made this announcement while handing the appointment letter to Sheikh Wakate, in the presence of Sheikh Isabirye and the entire management committee.
Upon receiving their appointments, both Sheikh Abdurahman Afan Wakate and Sheikh Adinan Muhammad Isabirye pledged to serve with dedication, commitment, and in unity as emphasized in the Holy Quran, the sayings of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, and the UMSC Constitution.