By Our Reporter
Uganda Muslim Supreme Council(UMSC) has received a donation of 36 bicycles and a motorcycle for its staff members from Keskul Foundation, a Turkish based relief Organization.
The Turkish ambassador to Uganda, His Excellency Karem Alp delivered the donation to the UMSC headquarters in Old Kampala.
His delegation included the donor Ms Sema Ozturk, President of Keskul Foundation, Mr. Omer Aykon, Country Director of TiKa and Embassy staff.
Receiving the donation on behalf of His Eminence Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje, the Mufti of Uganda, and entire UMSC Management, 2nd Deputy Mufti, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa expressed gratitude to the donors for extending such support, which he described as timely.
“This really demonstrates cooperation and close Islamic brotherhood,” he said.
He stated that “it will ease mobility of UMSC staff and serve the Muslim community.
Waiswa also paid tribute to Ambassador Karem whom described as unique, a model, down to earth who has done a lot in welfare programs to help the less privileged in communities.
“The Ambassador is always seen traversing Uganda and amazingly he is a quick learner and even has managed to speak and communicate with the communities in Luganda one of the local languages, which is widely spoken,” he said.
Earlier on, Ambassador Karem expressed special thanks to UMSC for the good working relationship and went on to explain that the donation was meant to mark Eid Adhuhia the feast of Sacrifice that always concedes with holy Journey to the holy sanctuary -Kaaba that lies in the center of great Mosque in the Holy City Makkah, Royal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“We are aware of the challenges that you go through to and from as you execute your daily roles, So, this meant to ease your mobility,” Ambassador Karem said. On her part, Ms Sema on behalf of her organization, pledged to strengthen the relationship between the two Organizations.
On a light note, Ambassador Karem came riding on a brand new motorcycle, which he donated to Shaban Tella, a resident of Koboko district in West Nile region as token of appreciation for accompanying him when he took a tour of the entire Country on a bike.