2007, November 20:His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader (Imam) of the Ismaili Muslims, praised Mozambique as a model of successful post-conflict development and hailed the country's economic performance and tenacity in overcoming difficulties. [Press Release] [Speech] [Article] [Article 2] [ Forum Mozambique]
Maputo – Serena Tourism Promotion Services (a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) is pleased to announce that the Polana Serena Hotel will undergo extensive refurbishment and expansion to the tune of $25million from January 2009.
Management’s intension is that the renovated Polana Serena Hotel should become a flagship property second to none in Mozambique. It must take its place with our other city-centre Serena Hotels in Nairobi, Arusha, Kampala, Kigali, Islamabad, Faisalabad, Quetta and Kabul.
Political and economic stability in Mozambique for the last 10 years makes the country one of the most important reference points for investment in Africa, said in Maputo on Wednesday Princess Zahra Aga Khan, who arrived in Maputo for a two day official visit.She was speaking during a ceremony where the Aga Khan Foundation signed an agreement with the Mozambican government to build a school in the southern city of Matola. This school is to cater for both primary and secondary education, with the prospect of eventually building a university on the same premises.
The AgaKhan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) has purchased the world-renowned Hotel Polana as the first step in a tourism development programme for Mozambique that will expand further its interest in this sector of economic activity in Eastern Africa.'Through the Hotel Polana,' said Nazim Ahmed, AgaKhan Development Network representative for Mozambique, 'we hope to make the unique cultures, history and natural resources that Mozambique has to offer the world, more widely accessible.'
The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) has purchased 100 per cent of the shares in Maputo's best known hotel, the Polana.
Previously the hotel was 55 percent owned by a foreign consortium headed by the South African Kairos Hotels group, and 45 per cent by Mozambican companies - the national airline, LAM, the private financial investment company, SOCIEF, and the state- owned National Tourism Company, ENT.
The new owners signed the deeds of purchase in Maputo on Wednesday.
His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique today signed a Development Co-operation Agreement which establishes a mission of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Mozambique and lays the framework for AKDN’s development activities in the country and thereby the extension of its presence in the East African region.
Your Excellency President ChissanoYour Excellency the President of the Assembly
Your Excellency the Prime Minister
Ladies and Gentlemen
What event could express a greater aspiration than laying the foundation of a school that hopes to inspire its students to explore horizons beyond their own, develop their mental resilience and discover the bonds of mutuality that cut across differences of culture, ethnicity, religion or background?
Portugal Gives Aga Khan Foundation Euro 1 Million to Alleviate Rural Poverty in Mozambique - PORTUGAL GIVES AGA KHAN EURO 1 MILLION TO ALLEVIATE RURAL POVERTY IN MOZAMBIQUE - 2001-12-14Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Portuguese Agency for Development (Agência Portuguesa para o Apoio ao Desenvolvimento) (APAD) has approved a grant of one million Euros for a long-term rural development programme launched by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and aimed at some 120,000 people in Mozambique's northernmost province of Cabo Delgado.The North Coast Rural Support Programme (NCRSP), initiated by the Aga Khan Foundation (Portugal) last year, seeks to improve the lives of the rural communities in a sustainable and equitable manner by reinforcing their capacity to plan and manage their social and economic developm
The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili branch of Islam, begins an official visit to Mozambique on Thursday, at the invitation of the Mozambican government.
According to a press release from the Aga Khan Foundation, he will attend a ceremony at which President Joaquim Chissano will lay the first stone in the construction of an Aga Khan Academy in the southern city of Matola.
This is the second in an international network of 20 academies, described by the Foundation as 'centres of excellence', and which will be run by the Aga Khan Educational Services.