Libya has donated 21 million Ugandan shillings (GBP1.25 million sterling) to the Ugandan Muslims. The?
Libya has donated 21 million Ugandan shillings (GBP1.25 million sterling) to the Ugandan Muslims. The cheque was presented to Ugandan Muslim leaders at their headquarters in Kampala on Saturday (December 9), by Libya's Interior Minister, Major Kheweildi Hamidi, who was on an official visit at the head of an eight-man delegation.
Presenting the cheque to Ugandan Muslim leader Sheikh Abdulzake Matovu, Major Hamidi said it was 'a present from the Libyan people'.
The previous day, President Amin and Ugandan Finance Minister Emmanuel Wakhweya briefed Major Hamidi, and other members of the Libyan delegation, on Uganda's economy.
SYNOPSIS: Libya's Minister of the Interior, Major Kheweildi Hamidi, was on an official visit to Uganda at the weekend, at the head of an eight-man delegation. While in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, he called at the Ugandan Muslim headquarters there to meet Muslim leaders, and present them with a cheque for twenty-one-million Ugandan shillings -- on-and-a-quarter-million pounds sterling. The money, he told Muslim leader Sheikh Abdulzake matovu, was a gift from the Libyan people. Libya is a predominantly Muslim country, and Uganda has a large Muslim population -- including President Idi Amin.
The previous day, Friday, Major Hamidi and members of his delegation were briefed on the Ugandan economy by General Amin and Ugandan Finance Minister Emmanuel Wakhweya. General Amin and Major Hamidi also attended prayers together at a Kampala mosque.