Leader of the Kibuli Muslim Faction, Prince Kasim Nakibinge has called upon Members of Parliament to prioritize the Health sector during budget allocations.
Nakibinge said the COVID-19 pandemic has proved that although people can have money that can help them get treatment from abroad, it is difficult sometimes and therefore, investing in our own health sector is key.
“We have very many rich people but are all getting treatments from here right now,” he said.
He made these remarks while delivering his Eid -Al-Adha message during the scientific prayer session at Kibuli mosque which was televised live today Friday July 31.
“MPs have to consider beefing up the health sector because if there is anything we have learnt, the pandemic is the best lesson,” he said.
He urged the government to increase on the health infrastructures, medicine and remuneration for the nurses.
Nakibinge advised Muslims not to use the pandemic as an excuse not to give out to the poor and needy since this is the major value of Eid -Al-Adha.
“These are trying moments but we have to know that Eid-Al-Adha is all about sacrifice, I request whoever is in position to give, to go on and do so,” he noted.
In his message that was read to the Muslims by Latif Ssebagala, the MP of Kawempe, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the President of the National Unity Platform urged Muslims to remain united.