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Aga Khan Ismaili Muslims share Idd with 800 orphans

Charity. Volunteers from the Shia Ismaili National Council for Uganda distribute food to children at Kasangati Orphans Fund Soci
Source: 
Daily Monitor, Uganda www.monitor.co.ug

By STEPHEN OTAGE

Kasangati Orphans Fund Society (KOFS) has said continuing food donations received from the Shai Ismaili Muslim community, who are the followers of His Highness the Aga Khan, has enabled them to feed 800 orphans under their care.

Located in Kawanda, Wakiso District, the orphanage is called Kasangati because it started from there with few children but later relocated to near Kawanda following an increase in the number of orphans sheltering at the orphanage.

Aga Khan, UK lottery to fund PWDs

launch of the project in Uganda, in Kampala yesterday. PHOTO BY KELVIN ATUHAIRE
Source: 
Daily Monitor

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the National Lottery Community UK have launched $1m (Shs3.7b) fund for building the capacity of disabled persons organisations.
Under the arrangement, AKDN will provide $500,000, while the National Lottery Community UK will provide $505,000.

The two-year programme will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation Uganda, Civ-Source, Independent Development Fund and the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU).
While launching the programme yesterday at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Ambassador Amin Mawji OBE, the Diplomatic

Serena ranked 5th among the most loved hotels by Royalty

The outlook of the Kampala Serena Hotel. Courtesy Photos
Source: 
Daily Monitor www.monitor.co.ug.

By Faith Amongin

The Kampala Serena hotel has been ranked 5th among seven most loved hotels by the royalty globally according to CNN Travel.

In a travel guide for those seeking to travel in the “royals ’regal footsteps” CNN listed seven places that have been considered the royals’ favourite when they travel, where Serena takes fifth place globally.

President Museveni, H.H Aga Khan due for the Groundbreaking ceremony of University Hospital

H.H. The Aga Khan is welcomed to State House in Entebbe, Uganda   2017-10-08
Source: 
www.mediacentre.go.ug

Monday, May 13, 2019
President Yoweri Museveni has said that he is ready for the ground breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala , Uganda.
The President was yesterday speaking at a meeting he held with the diplomatic representative of the Aga Khan Development Network and a senior executive team from the Aga Khan University Mr. Firoz Rasul at State House Entebbe.
In December 2015, President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan laid a brick at the Nakawa site to symbolize the foundation stone-laying for the Aga Khan University Hospital.

Construction of Aga Khan University Hospital commences July 2019

An artistic impression of the new Aga Khan University Hospital. Courtesy photo/ The Agha Khan University Hospital
Source: 
New Vision, www.newvision.co.ug

This comes as great news to Ugandans who have waited for the establishment of the ultra-modern hospital in Kampala as a landmark on Uganda’s healthcare system since 2015.

KAMPALA- The long-awaited construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Uganda is set to start in July, this year. This is according to Linda Nabusayi, the Press Secretary of President Yoweri Museveni.

Aga Khan partners with government to support education 2019-02-24

The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education and Sports, Mr Alex Kakooza (left), exchanges booklets with the AKDN Amin Mawji
Source: 
Daily Monitor, Uganda

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education and Sports to support core areas of the ministry.

The MoU, signed on Friday at the ministry offices in Kampala, will allow AKDN to offer support in early childhood development, teacher training and development, school management, information and communication technology, curriculum and broader policy engagement.

Highlights of East African Tour 1959-09-25

Foundation stone of first-ever swimming pool built in Aga Khan School in Kenya  1959-09-25
Source: 
Speeches Book II

Highlights of 1959 East African Tour – excerpts from Speeches
His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan Imam-e-Zaman, made an extensive tour of the three territories of East Africa, namely, Tanganyika, Uganda and Kenya in September – October 1959. Following are excerpts from some of the speeches delivered by His Royal Highness during this tour:

1. Press Conference Kampala, Uganda
September 18, 1959

Source: Speeches II pg 8

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Opening ceremony of Wandegeya Mosque, Kampala 1959-09-17

Mowlana Hazar Imam at the opening of a mosque in Kampala  1959-09-17
Source: 
Speeches Book II pages 1-4 published by Ismailia Associations for Africa 1964

September 17, 1959

Kampala, Uganda

(Opening of Mosque at Wandegeya –outskirts of Kampala, East Africa)
(Somalis with beaded head-dresses, Arabs and Swahili Shaikhs in their long flowing gowns, Africans wearing red fez, Ismaili Muslims in golden turbans, were part of the large gathering of all races which on 17-9-1959 saw His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan open the new mosque at Wandegeya on the outskirts of Kampala, (Uganda in East Africa)

KCCA to award Aga Khan with honorary citizenship 2017-06-17

President Yoweri Museveni (left) and His Highness the Aga Khan laying the foundation stone for Bujagali Hydro Power Project, Jin
Source: 
www.newvision.co.ug

His Highness the Aga Khan is set to receive an Honorary Citizenship of Kampala.

The New Vision has learnt that KCCA has resolved to bestow the prestigious award to the Aga Khan during a special council meeting on Monday.

The Honorary citizenship is a status bestowed by a country on a foreign individual whom it considers to be admirable or otherwise worthy of the distinction.

Asked to explain what the award means, KCCA acting director of communication, Peter Kaujju told New Vision that the details will be revealed at a later stage.

Hazar Imam

Hazar Imam

His Highness the Aga Khan presented with the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa 2017-10-9

Uganda: Kadaga Praises Aga Khan for Preserving Culture

H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Uganda  2017-10-11
Source: 
allafrica.com, The Monitor

Kampala — The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has praised the Aga Khan for preserving works of history and art at a time culture and heritage are being destroyed in other parts of the world.
Speaker Kadaga made the comments during a tour of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada.

Uganda's High Commissioner there, Ms Joy Ruth Acheng, accompanied the Speaker and other high-level Ugandan officials on a tour of the museum, which is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Uganda: Govt Hails Planned Aga Khan Hospital Projec

H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Construction of the Aga Khan University Teaching Hospital
Source: 
allafrica.com

Kampala — The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Aceng, has described the upcoming establishment of an ultra-modern Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala as a "landmark" on Uganda's healthcare system.

The construction process of the teaching hospital was initiated by His Highness, the Aga Khan, and President Museveni in December 2015 with an aim of offering specialised treatment to Ugandans and patients from neighbouring countries.

The Aga Khan High School, Kampala Aga Khan High School Kampala, winners of the Teens Poetry Slam Uganda 2017

The Aga Khan High School, Kampala Aga Khan High School Kampala, winners of the Teens Poetry Slam Uganda 2017

The Aga Khan High School, Kampala Aga Khan High School Kampala, winners of the Teens Poetry Slam Uganda 2017. On 3rd June 2017, The Aga Khan High School, ...

Uganda: Why the Aga Khan Deserves Uganda's Highest Civilian Honour

Museveni decorates Aga Khan with the country’s highest civilian honour for his colossal contributions to Uganda’s development an
Source: 
allafrica.com

When he takes to the podium to be honoured today, it won't be by accident or even a miracle; it will be tribute to decades of work and contribution His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV has done in Uganda that have outlived many post-independent governments.

The Aga Khan, who is the Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, arrived in the country yesterday ahead of today's 55th Independence anniversary and held a brief meeting with President Museveni and other senior government officials at State House Entebbe.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan upon the presentation of the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa

His Excellency Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, presentsH.H. the Aga Khan with the Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Afr
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Video

President
Guests, citizens of Uganda

I want to say today how honored I am to celebrate this occasion with you - 55 years of independence

Your national pathway has been exciting and inspiring to watch and all your friends, including of course myself, look to the future of Uganda in hope, in aspiration, for a better quality of life for all the people of Uganda and of this region of Africa.

His Highness the Aga Khan to grace Uganda’s 55th Independence Anniversary 2017-10-09

His Highness the Aga Khan with President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala, Uganda
Source: 
einnews.com

His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam (Spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) arrives this weekend as a special guest to Uganda’s 55th Independence Anniversary celebrations.

This year’s celebrations will be held at Bushenyi Municipal Grounds under the theme, “Uganda’s freedom must be anchored in the spirit of hard work, resilience and Commitment”.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan

Prince Amyn Aga Khan

Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the Serena Hotel, Uganda

H.H. The Aga Khan meets with President Museveni of Uganda

H.H. The Aga Khan meets with President Museveni of Uganda

H.H. The Aga Khan meets with President Museveni of Uganda 2005-03-21

Kampala Serena hotel will spur tourism investment 2004-11-02

Hazar Imam with President Museveni of Uganda at the inauguration of the Kampala Serena  2006-10-10
Source: 
akdn.org

Kampala, Uganda, 11 February 2004 – Serena Tourism Promotion Services (a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) has signed a thirty-year lease concession agreement with the Government of Uganda and agreed to invest US$18 million investment for extensive refurbishment and upgrading of the former Nile Hotel which will re-open in September 2005 as the Kampala Serena Hotel.


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