The call was made by Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II in his message to the Muslim community that’s preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha tomorrow.
“We appeal to all believers participating in this animal sacrifice to do it with a purpose of beseeching God to save us, have mercy on us, and continue blocking all paths and voices targeting our properties, especially ownership of land in a move to undermine and create hatred for Buganda in various ways,” part of Kabaka’s message reads.
He further encouraged believers to pray for the 11th Parliament to legislate on matters that concern the entire country rather than issues regarding a particular region, faith, or political ideology, something he says forms the basis for the development of Uganda and its people.
“In the same manner, continue praying to Allah for justice and speedy investigations in regard to cases against nationals suspected to be on the wrong side of the law. This will help courts of law to determine cases in time, apprehend wrongdoers and release the innocent. And the courts should also exercise independence in determining cases based on evidence, law and truth,” the Kabaka said.
Early this year, the government through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development unveiled proposals of new regulations and laws on ownership and management of land, especially in Buganda.
Kabaka Mutebi appealed to Ugandans to continue observing the Standard Operating Procedures- SOPs aimed at preventing the spread of Coronavirus.
“We continue to pray and sympathize with the sick and all those who seem to have lost hope due to the situation occasioned by the Coronavirus," he said. "We appreciate government for all it has done to save our people in various ways. We encourage you to get vaccinated and continue to protect yourselves as well as follow directives by health workers."
Eid al-Adha also referred to as Festival of Sacrifice is one of the most important festivals on the Muslim calendar and is used to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son when God ordered him to.