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Katumba woos Arabs to invest in infrastructure

By Jeff Andrew Lule

Added 22nd March 2018 06:50 AM

He also called on people in United Arab Emirates to visit Uganda during their holidays to experience nature.

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He also called on people in United Arab Emirates to visit Uganda during their holidays to experience nature.

PIC: Minister of state for works Gen. Katumba Wamala, Supreme Mufti of Kibuli Muslim faction Sheikh Siliman Kasule Ndirangwa receive donations on behalf of the school management from team from Dubai lead by executive director road and transport authority Dubai Dr Yusuf Abdulla Muhammad and Yusuf Yakima. This was at Buziga Muslim Theological Institute on March 20, 2018. (Credit: Ramadhan Abbey)

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KAMPALA - The state minister for works, Gen. Katumba Wamala has encouraged Arab investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to tap into investment opportunities in Uganda.

Katumba said Uganda is still a developing country with many opportunities in various sectors.

“We still want more investors to partner with us in different sectors. We have a lot to do with infrastructure like the construction of roads,” he added.

He made the call while speaking during an event to handover donations to Buziga Islamic Theological Institute in Makindye division, Kampala. The items, which included a bus, 75 bicycles and 800 school bags, were donated by the Roads Transport Authority Dubai.

Katumba noted that Uganda still needs more modern roads like those in Dubai in order to improve her transport system.

He also called on people in United Arab Emirates to visit Uganda during their holidays to experience nature.

Katumba thanked the group for the continued support to the institute.

The institute offers full scholarships to total of 2,050 orphans and serves as the Islamic Centre for Education and Research (ICFER).

Though ICFER is an Islamic faith-based non-profit non-governmental organisation (NGO), it assists all children regardless of the religion, gender and tribe.

The chairman and executive director ICFER, Yusuf Idris Jjemba, said the institute aims at offering quality education to the needy children.

The Institute was founded by Shiekh Edirisa Twaibu Lutaaya (now deceased), in 1982 with the aim of promoting the teaching of Islam and providing quality education to orphans from Muslims families.

The institute also engages in other charity programmes including, building mosques, constructing wells and providing free healthcare through medical camp.

Lutaaya thanked RTA Dubai for the support, saying the bus would help the school to transport students for various field studies.

The director of the school, Imam Kasozi, said the institute was lacking transport for field trips and other events.

He clarified that the school does not only focus on Islam teaching, but also offers main stream education.

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