The Uganda National Mosque formerly (Gaddafi Mosque) is a mosque located at Kampala Hill in the old Kampala area of Kampala. The mosque was completed in 2006 and opened officially in June 2007 under the name Gaddafi National Mosque, and housed the head offices of the Uganda Muslim supreme council. It was renamed “Uganda National Mosque” in 2013 following the death of Colonel Gaddafi as the new Libyan administration was “Reluctant to rehabilitate the mosque under the old name.
It seats up to 15,000 worshipers and can hold another 1,100 in the gallery, while the terrace will cater for another 3500. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya commissioned the mosque as a gift to Uganda, and for the benefit of the Muslim population. Uganda has many mosques but this one is a skyscraper mosque.