President Museveni receives Bohra Muslim Community leader

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ENTEBBE, Uganda

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has met the leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin and his delegation who called on him today at State House, Entebbe.

The President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni shakes hands with the Indian Shia Moslems’ spiritual leader , His Holliness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (left) who gave him a gift shortly after their meeting at State House ,Entebbe on 3rd July 2018.

The President thanked the Bohra community for picking interest in investing in Uganda saying that there is no any investment destination like Uganda.

The President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni interacts with the Indian Shia Moslems’ spiritual leader , His Holliness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (left) shortly before their meeting at State House ,Entebbe on 3rd July 2018.

“Thank you for honouring us by coming to Uganda and thank you for your intentions to refurbish Gombe Hospital,” he said.

President Museveni was happy to note that term Bohra denotes trader and that the reason for trade is to create wealth.

The President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni interacts with the Indian Shia Moslems’ spiritual leader , His Holliness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (left) together with his followers shortly before their meeting at State House ,Entebbe on 3rd July 2018.

“The Bible says we shall know them by their fruits; in other words a person of God is known by what he does not what he says,” he added.

Mr. Museveni informed his guests that the causes of mismanagement in other parts of the world is emphasis on identity rather than interest adding that Uganda is peaceful because it prioritized interest rather than identity.

The President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni interacts with the Indian Shia Moslems’ spiritual leader , His Holliness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (left) together with his followers shortly before their meeting at State House ,Entebbe on 3rd July 2018.

He informed the delegation that there are deliberate plans to modernize Uganda and cited the favourable factors necessary for business to thrive such as availability of markets, enough electricity and cheap transport, among other factors.

The President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni together with the Indian Shia Moslems’ spiritual leader , His Holliness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin among other government officials and moslems followers pose for agroup photograph shortly after their meeting at State House ,Entebbe on 3rd July 2018.

The Bohra community, which has expressed has interest in investing in Uganda, commended President Museveni for his committed leadership and development of the country.

The Dawoodi Bohras are a sect within the Ismaili branch of Shia Islam. The largest populations of Dawoodi Bohras are found in India, Pakistan, Yemen and East Africa.