Members of Parliament have praised the former Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, the Late Hajji Aziz Kasujja for championing education.
Parliament chaired by Deputy Speaker, Rt.Hon. Jacob Oulanyah paid tribute to the Late Kasujja who passed away on Sunday, 17th April 2016 at Platinum Hospital after collapsing while chairing a meeting of a school in Kawempe.
The Second Deputy Prime Minister, Rt.Hon. Moses Ali who moved the Motion to honour Kasujja said that the deceased was involved in setting up many schools and involved himself in running them.
“He was passionate about education and served as a board chair in several schools,” Gen. Ali said.
He added that the former EC Chairperson was also active in matters of the Muslim community.
“He was Treasurer of the committee for the construction of the Old Kampala Mosque,” he added.
Hon. Syda Bbumba (Nakaseke North) said that the Kasujja inspired many Muslim parents to enrol their children for secular education.“Many Muslim parents did not take their children to these schools for fear of them being converted to other religions but Hajji Kasujja convinced them otherwise,” Bbumba said.
She also commended him for being an educationist who chaired several school boards.
Bbumba urged government to set up Khadi Courts which the late Kasujja fought for in the Constituent Assembly.
“As a tribute to him, we request government to set up these courts because we now have many Muslims who can administer the Sharia Law,” she said.
Butambala County MP, Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi urged government to buy two more ambulances to cater for the Uganda pilgrims who go to Saudi Arabia for Hijja.
“The Late Kasujja convinced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to buy an ambulance in Jeddah. This one is not enough as there are many Ugandans who go for the annual pilgrimage,” he added.
The Late Hajji Kasujja was Chairperson of the Electoral Commission from 1997 to 2002.
He later served as Uganda’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2008 to 2011.
He was buried at his ancestral home in Bukomansimbi on Monday, 18th April 2016.