Religious Leaders to meet Health Ministry officials over continued closure of places of worship

Posted: 2021-08-06T15:56:04Z
Religious Leaders to meet Health Ministry officials over continued closure of places of worship

Members of the Interreligious Council of Uganda-IRCU are set to meet the Ministry of Health officials, to expressed dissatisfaction over the continued closure of places of worship.


This was revealed by the Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, who says the Council resolved this during their meeting on Thursday. 


Sheikh Mubaje is the current chair of the IRCU Council of Presidents, which brings together leaders of mainstream religious groups in the country.    


He noted that during their meeting, members expressed dissatisfaction on the continued closure of places of worship. Yet some places with very many people are operating.


“We want to get an explanation from the Ministry of Health, which advises the president why places of worship are still closed yet we put in place Standard Operating Procedures,” Sheikh Mubaje said.  


President Yoweri Museveni last week announced an extra 60 days lockdown on places of worship.


They have been under lock since June 18th 20221, when President Miseveni announced a 42 days’ lockdown on the entire country.
Now, Sheikh Mubaje says they want Ministry of Health to explain the logic of the additional days of the lock down placed on the places of worship.   


Mubaje argued that as religious leaders, they have been receiving endless queries from their followers why houses of worship are still closed.