Salaam Charity has donated more than Shs212 million to the historic Masjid Mbogo in Kampala’s Kawempe division.
Hajji Karim Kariisa, the CEO of Salam Charity, presented the donation to Hajji Hasib Takuba Kabuye, the chairman of Masjid Mbogo construction, shortly after Juma prayers on Friday.
The money was collected during the recently concluded holy month of Ramadan, according to Kariisa.
“Today, we deliver here this dummy Cheque as part of our donation to Masjid Mbogo’s construction.” This is a portion of the money raised by Ugandans during Ramadan. We took in Shs500 million last year, and Shs100 million the year before that. We’ve arrived to provide Shs212 million. He stated, “This money is already on the account.”
He urged Ugandans to keep giving despite their limited resources, stating that it can make a difference in someone’s life.
“We encourage Ugandans to continue giving; we can accomplish anything.” We can use whatever resources we have to influence someone’s life. Our communities have changed because of your small contributions.”
“What we’ve seen is that we have the ability to move different things,” he continued. Ugandans, I can guarantee you, are capable of organizing resources. I usually remind my people that Shs1000 may not be able to help you in Kampala, but it can transform the country. It would cost a billion shillings if a million people each gave me Shs1000. That is how we can change by working together, and I believe we can accomplish more.”
He explained that as a foundation, they are working on a number of other projects across the country at the same time, all of which require support to succeed.
Masjid Mbogo is one of Uganda’s oldest mosques, and it holds a significant place in the Islamic faith.
It was built in Kawempe Muslim Primary School in 1903. It was, however, dilapidated, prompting its administration to begin building on a new one.
The chairman of the construction committee, Hajji Hasib Takuba Kabuye, stated that the mosque had cost over a billion dollars so far.
He appealed to individuals ready to contribute to the cause.