Parliament opens up to Juma prayers

Muslim staff at Parliament on Friday held their maiden Juma prayers.


Parliament Imam, also Kawempe North MP Latif Ssebagala, on Friday sent out messages inviting Muslims in Parliament for the prayers.


Ssebagala says that the development is a significant beginning and will ease the tedious and time-consuming process of having to pray in town and get back to work on time.

Ssebagala asked Muslims to use the opportunity to increase their efficiency at work since the prayers will be held at the work station to minimize time wastage.

Sulaiman Kiggundu, the Director Budget at Parliament, appreciated the institution’s leadership for providing the prayer room and promised consistency.

“We need to continue to pray that this just doesn’t happen to be the beginning, but continues forever. We are going to program this better with a view to institutionalizing it, and we hope to get a permanent place for the prayers,” he said.

Sheikh Hassan Nsubuga, who led the prayers at the Parliament Conference Hall, asked Muslims to be faithful in government service, and be a good example for the country.

“Let us strengthen our faith and always have the country at heart as you serve with respect and tolerance for others,” he said.

Sheikh Nsubuga urged Muslims not to falter in faith, even when the month of Ramadan ended, but that good conduct should become their signature lifestyle.

He warned against engaging in corrupt practices, which he said could dent the faith’s image.