President Yoweri Museveni has urged the Muslim community to boldly face the challenges of poverty, which lead to poor living conditions.
Writing in his Eid El Fitr message to the Muslim community, the President noted that Ugandans need to harness the country’s natural resources to ensure a decent and harmonious living.
“On behalf of the government of the Republic of Uganda and on my own behalf, I congratulate the Muslim community upon the successful completion of the sacred month of Ramadhan and wish you happy Eid-El-Fitir celebrations.
God has given us a beautiful country with enormous natural resources. The challenge now is for us to have the wisdom to effectively use these resources to ensure a decent and harmonious living among our people. Our task therefore, is to boldly and with knowledge, face the challenges of poverty which lead to poor conditions of living among our people.
I wish you a happy, peaceful and joyous Eid-El-Fitir,” he wrote.
The President added: “Freedom of worship is among the fundamental human freedoms, which this government has guaranteed and ought not to be misused in any way.”