Prof. Nawangwe officially welcomes Makerere’s new Imam

The vice-chancellor of Makerere University Prof. Barnabas Nawanwgwe yesterday officially welcomed the new Imam of Makerere university Mosque Sheikh Sowedi Juma Mayanja.

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The official welcome meeting was held in his office and was also attended by the outgoing Imam Ssentongo, and the Ag. Imam Prof Abasi Kiyimba.

Dr. Sowed Juma Mayanja is a distinguished scholar in Sharia Law and was appointed following the retirement of the previous Imam who had come of age.

Dr. Sowed Juma Mayanja has a Bachelor’s, Masters, and Doctorate in Sharia Islamic Law. In addition, he has a diploma in Law from the Law Development Centre.

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The University Mosque was built and completed in 1948 from funds subscribed partly by Makerere College and partly by the Government of Zanzibar.

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