The former President of Tanzania Ali Hassan Mwinyi has called on Muslims in the three East African countries to come together and provide a united leadership for Muslims in the region.
Mwinyi, who was on a recent visit to Uganda, said the regional integration of the East African states portends more growth adding that regional integration can easily help Muslims to tap economic opportunities in the region and strengthen their faith.
He stressed for unity among the Muslims in Uganda and the entire East African region pointing out the regional integration can easily help the Muslims tap economic opportunities and strengthen their faith in the region.
“We cannot benefit anything from the integration when we are divided. I want to see unity among the Muslims in the entire region to easily benefit from the fruits of the integration,” he said.
The ex-Tanzanian leader who was on an official three day state visit to Uganda spoke during a meeting with Prince Kassim Kakungulu Nakibinge, a prominent Muslims leader who is cousin to the King of the Buganda Kingdom Ronald Mutebi.
During the meeting, they also agreed to strengthen the relationship with Muslims in Tanzania to promote development among the believers in the two countries. During his visit, he toured Kibuli Muslim hospital, the Islamic university in Uganda and other Muslim educational institutions, according to Kenyan Muslim publication, Friday Bulletin.