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MUSLIMS CHALLENGED ON PURITY AS RAMATHAN ENDS

BY CHRIS OPIRA AND SHAKIRA NAMATENDE

Wakiso - As the month of Ramathan draws to an end, Muslims have been challenged to pray to Almighty Allah and ask for forgiveness as they struggle to keep their purity.

Uganda’s former Ambassador in Saudi Arabia Ambassador Sheikh Ahmad Ssenyomo made the remark during the breaking of the fast dinner and Dua prayers organized by city Property dealer Hajji Kamulegeya Abdul Rateef in Kira Wakiso District.

Ambassador Sheikh Ahmad Ssenyomo said Muslims need to insist on Prayers to keep before God, who grants forgiveness. Byte Amb Sennyomo

Ambassador Ssenyomo also challenged parents to take up responsibilities of grooming their children in proper manners, and good Islamic teachings.

He gave reference to the days of the 5th Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Aziz whose children were left with very minimal wealth but were able to work towards development of their religion. Byte Amb Sennyomo

The President General of Muhibiina and Chairman of Tariika Mutahabuuna Fi Llah East and Central Africa Sheikh Sulaiman Ali Mundu cautioned the believers against forgetting the importance of the Holly Month, neglecting the teachings of the Prophet.

He challenged youth to actively get involved in Muslim activities of course not forgetting that the days for the elders are edging. Byte- Sheikh Sulaiman Ali Mundu

The Imam Masjid Taibah Sheik Sulaiman Guggwa challenged believers to give offertory and share iftar with the disadvantaged believers going by the teachings of Islam. BYTE- Sheik Sulaiman Guggwa

Ramathan is the forth pillar of the Islamic Calendar where believer are purified after the period.

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JANET CAUTION PARENTS ON LUNCH

Ntungamo-The Minister for Education and Sports Janet Museveni has cautioned parents against sending pupils to school without packed food. Mrs. Museveni who was addressing parents in Ntungamo District in Western Uganda said parents have a responsibility to care for their children including packing for them food items to help them have break time snacks.

BURUNDI MINISTER ASSASSINATED

The Government in Burundi is investigating the assassination of its Minister for Water, Environment and Planning Emmanuel Niyonkuru. Niyonkuru 54 was gunned down Sunday Morning near his home in Capital Bujumbura.

POLICY MAKERS CAUTIONED ON STATISTICAL DATA

The economy in Uganda is intensely under watch in light of middle income status aspiration.For a country to develop or transit from being poor to rich, it needs to sustain growth over generations, buoyed by the rate of economic activity. But to ascertain the figures, Uganda has been grappling to quantify the number of people engaged in any sort of business.

INJURED TV JOURNALIST SUES ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR COMPENSATION

Court: Andrew Lwanga, a local television journalist who was allegedly assaulted by suspended DPC of Old Kampala police station Joram Mwesigye sues the Attorney General ,seeking for unspecified amounts of money in compensation.

Lwanga in his suit he filed before the High Court, contends that following

CULTURAL LEADERS ASK MUSEVENI TO RETURN MUMBERE’S GUARDS

Traditional cultural leaders in the country have asked government to redeploy the UPDF guards they withdrew early this week from Rwenzururu King Charles Mumbere, arguing that it is his constitutional right to be guarded by government. Uganda Kings and Cultural Leaders Forum (UKCLF), an association of all traditional leaders in the country, met at Rwenzururu Kingdom palace in Kasese Town

POLICE DISMISSES COUP TALK

Kampala - Police has dismissed reports of a coup attempt alleged by the Opposition FDC Leadership. Forum for Democratic Change President Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu alleged that there was an attempted coup by top army officers in the run up to the general elections.>/p>

IGP SCRAPS POLICE FLYING SQUAD

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has made changes slightly days after assuming office.

The Police Boss says pursuit to

Migereko Blames Kasokoso Land Saga On Buganda Leaders

Kampala - Lands and Urban Planning Minister Daudi Migereko has criticized Politicians in Buganda for standing in the way to urbanize Kampala and eliminate slums. Pointing out the Controversial Kasokoso land Saga, Migereko decried the Political motives of the Members of Parliament and other local leaders in Wakiso District who supported the masses in the land to

COURT SUMMON GENERAL KATUMBA OVER SEJUSA

High Court has issued summons against the Chief of Defence Forces-General Katumba Wamala to answer queries on why the UPDF has refused to retire General David Sejusa Tinyefuza despite the fact that the Army withdrew guns, uniform and aren’t paying him salary.

Justice Margaret Oguli Oumo of the Civil Division ordered the Attorney