MKA Uganda holds the 10th National Peace Symposium and Iftar Dinner 2024 at Wandegeya

Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Uganda Leader Advocates for Family-Centric Peace Building in Uganda

The Amir and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Uganda, Alhajji Muhammad Ali Kaire has urged Ugandans to prioritize the upbringing of children within families, emphasizing it as the foundation of establishing lasting peace in society.

Speaking before an audience of over 1450 participants at the 10th Annual National Peace Symposium and Iftar Dinner 2024 hosted by the Ahmadiyya Youth Association Uganda, the Amir stated that the pervasive disorderliness witnessed both locally and globally often stems from deficiencies within the foundational structures of family institutions.

“If we want to build sustainable peace in our country, it all starts from families,” Kaire stated

He attributed the moral decay prevalent in society to the widespread occurrence of domestic violence among married couples within their homes, particularly in the presence of their children. Such environments, he noted, serve as breeding grounds for the cultivation of irresponsible citizens and leaders.

“The prevalence of irresponsible behavior among politicians and leaders in our society can often be traced back to their upbringing in environments marked by domestic violence and turmoil within their families,” he said

The Peace Symposium, held under the theme “Building a Sustainable Peace,” drew individuals from diverse backgrounds, including politicians, cultural leaders, educators, and members of the public from all walks of life.

The Minister of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, Hon. Judith Nabakooba, expressed commendation towards the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association for their efforts in organizing programs aimed at fostering community cohesion.

“I extend my gratitude to all of you for orchestrating this peace gathering. True peace eludes us if we harbor feelings of malice, jealousy, and envy towards one another,” stated Nabakooba.

She urged members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Uganda to actively embrace government initiatives such as the parish development model, emphasizing the importance of their participation to ensure they are not left behind in the ongoing development process.

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